Travis Barker: does drummer have pancreatitis, is he in hospital, and is Kourtney Kardashian with him?
The drummer’s daughter, Alabama, has shared an update for concerned fans after having initially asked her Instagram followers to ‘please send prayers’
The 46-year-old musician was pictured being rushed in to hospital earlier this week after posting on Twitter “God save me”. His wife, Kourtney Kardashian, was seen by his side as he was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre via stretcher.
Following a wave of concern from fans across the world, his daughter Alabama shared a picture on Instagram of their hands together with the caption: “Thank you guys for all of the prayers and love, I appreciate you & love all of you.”
What happened to Travis Barker?
On Tuesday (28 June) morning, the drummer was pictured on a stretcher as he was being taken into Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles. His wife, Kourtney Kardashian, was also photographed by his side.
According to reports, Barker was first taken to West Hills hospital for an undisclosed health issue, but was then transported to Cedar-Sinai by ambulance on the advice of doctors.
In pictures obtained by US outlet TMZ, Barker can be seen on the stretcher raising a fist with his distinctive skull tattoo visible.
Further details about the medical emergency are unknown at this time, however, shortly before his hospitalisation at 6:45pm (UK time), Barker tweeted: “God save me.”
It should be noted that the tweet is the same name of Barker’s song with Machine Gun Kelly, however the timing of the post left fans concerned.
Their wedding was attended by the extended Kardashian clan, including mother Kris Jenner and sisters Kim, Khloe, Kylie and Kendall. Her children, Mason, Penelope and Reign, were also at the wedding as Barker’s children Alabama and Landon.
Does he have pancreatitis?
Barker confirmed on social media that he had been suffering from “severe life threatening pancreatitis”.
He wrote: “I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great. But after dinner, I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalised ever since.
“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.”
Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas, a small organ located behind the stomach that helps with digestion.
Has Kourtney Kardashian said anything?
Kardashian has released a statement in which she described the last week as “scary and emotional”
On her Instagram story, she wrote: “Our health is everything and sometimes we take for granted how quickly it can change.
“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.”
She added: “It’s crazy how sometimes words could never truly express the gratitude or feelings I have inside of me.”
When Barker first was taken into hospital, she faced some criticism online for what is likely an ill-timed scheduled post on her Twitter account.
At 12:08am (UK time) on Wednesday morning, she shared an article titled “The Importance of Having Space in Your Relationship”, with the caption: “We’re all about healthy boundaries.”
The article is hosted on a lifestyle website called Poosh, which Kardashian launched in 2019.
In the replies to the tweet, many have pointed out that the timing and subject matter of the article is strange, given Barker’s hospitalisation.
One person wrote: “Isn’t your significant other in the hospital right now? Strange topic to post.”
Another replied: “Social media team didn’t think about current situations when this was posted I’m sure.”
“Yikes, talk about bad timing,” wrote another.
Another user tweeted: “Automated tweeting gone bad. The problem with being a brand and not a human. Your husband is in the ER and you’re tweeting about space and boundaries.”
Other fans came to her defence, explaining that the tweet was just a scheduled post and had nothing to do with Barker in the hospital.
One person wrote: “Guys she doesn’t even control this account, it’s all her team and this is clearly a scheduled post. Just bad timing. She’s not tweeting this from the hospital room, geez.”
What has his daughter Alabama said?
Shortly after he was taken into hospital, Barker’s 16-year-old daughter Alabama wrote on Instagram: “Please send your prayers.”
At the time, she did not share any further details about the ongoing situation with her father. She later shared a picture on Instagram of their hands together with the caption: “Thank you guys for all of the prayers and love, I appreciate you & love all of you.”