Blink 182’s Travis Barker rushed to hospital with pancreatitis, reports say

LOS ANGELES — Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker was hospitalized in California on Tuesday for pancreatitis, according to multiple reports.

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Update 1:50 p.m. EDT June 29: In a statement obtained by ET, an unidentified source said Barker began to experience “intense pain in his abdomen” on Tuesday. He and his wife, Kourtney Kardashian, called 911, the entertainment news outlet reported.

“After speaking with Travis and running several tests, doctors said Travis is suffering from pancreatitis,” the unidentified source told ET.

Citing sources, TMZ reported that the pancreatitis was triggered by a recent colonoscopy.

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, pancreatitis is a redness and swelling of the pancreas caused by digestive juices or enzymes attacking the pancreas. Symptoms including severe belly pain, nausea, vomiting, rapid heart rate and fever.

Original report: Barker’s 16-year-old daughter, Alabama Luella Barker, asked her followers in an Instagram story posted Tuesday evening to “please send your prayers,” the Los Angeles Times reported.

According to TMZ, which first reported Barker’s hospitalization, the musician and husband of reality-TV star Kourtney Kardashian was first taken to West Hills Hospital and Medical Center near Calabasas on Tuesday morning after experiencing a health scare.

An ambulance then rushed the drummer to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for additional treatment, the Times reported, noting that Barker’s representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Just before 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Barker tweeted, “God save me,” but it was not clear if the missive was related to the medical emergency.

According to People magazine, Barker was hospitalized and readmitted in 2018 for blood clots found in each arm, as well as a staph infection and cellulitis, a bacterial infection that can cause swelling, inflammation and pain.

The drummer also survived a 2008 plane crash that left him with third-degree burns covering 65% of his body, according to the Times.

Barker told Men’s Health in 2021 that the plane crash, which killed four of six passengers, prompted him to stop using prescription drugs.


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