Can’t catch a break. Two months after being admitted for pancreatitis. Travis Barker has been knocked down by another illness — COVID-19.
On Thursday, August 18, the 46-year-old Blink-182 drummer took to social media to share his bad news with his followers. “Covid sucks. I’d rather be playing drums,” Barker wrote via Instagram alongside a shirtless photo of himself playing with drumsticks.
One week later, the news comes Machine Gun KellyDespite health experts advising against it, the California native confirmed that he would be accompanying him on tour.
“Against his doctor’s orders AND with a broken thumb, I convinced @travisbarker to come join us for the last couple days,” the “Bloody Valentine” artist, 32, captioned an August 9 Instagram Story with Barker.
The Good Mourningstar kicked off hisMainstream SellingThe drummer made a few surprise appearances at shows throughout the summer. MGK asked Barker to make the role permanent ahead of his final few stops.
“Put a middle finger up if you’ll play LOVE RACE with us tonight,” the Texas native wrote in a second Instagram Story photo of the drummer holding up his injured thumb. “[It] looks like a middle finger.”
Barker has yet to address the broken appendage or Kelly’s claims about going against the medical advice. However, DTA Record founder, Kelly, was admitted to the hospital for pancreatitis in June.
“I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great,” Barker wrote via his Instagram Story last month after being released from medical care. “But, after dinner, I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalized ever since. I had a small, sensitive polyp removed during the endoscopy. Unfortunately, this caused damage to my critical pancreatic drainage tube. This led to severe, potentially fatal pancreatitis. “I am so very, very grateful that with intensive treatment I am currently much better.”
Before he was placed in COVID-19 quarantine his wife Kourtney KardashianBarker had been following them on the road and sharing their adventure via social networks.
“Tour wife,” the Poosh founder, 43, said via Instagram on August 12 alongside a carousel of photos that showed the duo backstage. In the pics, the lovebirds — who tied the knot earlier this year — hugged before and after he went on the stage.
“Tour life’s better with you 🖤😈,” the Blink-182 drummer replied to Kardashian’s post.
The rocker KardashiansStar have been particularly focused lately on their deep connection, with a source exclusively telling Use Weekly earlier this month that the pair are “stronger than ever, especially after [Barker’s] health scare,” noting that his time in the hospital only brought them closer as a couple. “They’re truly enjoying this new newlywed phase,” the insider told Us.
The source also revealed that the two have been “inseparable and have barely spent time apart since the wedding,” and that the Hulu personality cares for her husband “deeply.”