Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian Have Opened Up About Travis’ Hospitalisation
Travis Barker has been hospitalised in Los Angeles after suffering from a bout of pancreatitis.
Wife Kourtney Kardashian was seen by his side as he was carried on a stretcher into Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre.
According to TMZ, the Blink-182 drummer was rushed to the hospital after experiencing abdomen pain. Doctors believe the pancreatitis was triggered by a recent colonoscopy.
A source told Entertainment Tonight that Barker “was sick and had intense pain in his abdomen, and it really concerned him and Kourtney.”
“They called 911 and he was rushed to the hospital. After speaking with Travis and running several tests, doctors said Travis is suffering from pancreatitis.”
Barker recently tweeted: “God save me”, while his 16-year-old daughter Alabama Barker took to her Instagram stories, writing: “Please send your prayers” along with the crying emoji.
Now, both Barker and Kardashian have broken their silence on the ordeal, in a series of Instagram Stories which were posted on Sunday morning.
“I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great. But after dinner, I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalised ever since,” Travis wrote.
“During the endoscopy, I had a very small polyp removed right in a very sensitive area, usually handled by specialists, which unfortunately damaged a critical pancreatic drainage tube.
“This resulted in severe life-threatening pancreatitis. I am so very very grateful that with intensive treatment. I am currently much better.”
Kardashian then shared a few words of her own.
“Oh what a scary and emotional week it has been. Our health is everything and sometimes we take for granted how quickly it can change,” she wrote.
“Travis and I went in for a routine endoscopy together and he ended up with severe, life-threatening pancreatitis. I am so grateful to God for healing my husband, for all of your prayers for him and for us, for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support.”
“I am so touched and appreciative. I am so so thankful to our specialists, doctors, and nurses at Cedars Sinai for taking such wonderful care of my husband and me during our stay.”
According to Mayo Clinic, pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas. Symptoms can include weight loss, nausea, vomiting and fever.
The musician first visited West Hills Hospital and Medical Centre on Tuesday morning, local time and was then transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles via an ambulance.
The news comes after the couple, who had been dating for just over a year, wed in a grand ceremony in Portofino, Italy in May.