A few days after news broke that Travis Barker was rushed to the emergency room, the Blink 182 drummer and his wife, Kourtney Kardashian Barker, are speaking out about what really happened. As Mamas Uncut previously reported earlier this week, Kourtney reportedly refused to leave her new husband’s side after he experienced a medical emergency.
Barker’s daughter, Alabama Barker, also sparked concern when she posted a cryptic message on social media asking fans for their prayers for her father. Now we know what really happened.
Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian Barker Share Statements Following Travis’s Health Scare
On July 2, both Kourtney and Travis took to their respective social media accounts to share statements. These statements detailed what lead to the medical emergency.
As it’s been revealed, Travis was diagnosed with pancreatitis, which allegedly manifested following a routine endoscopy. “Oh, what a scary and emotional week it has been,” Kourtney began her statement. “Our health is everything and sometimes we take for granted how quickly it can change.”
Kourtney continued by explaining that she and Travis “went in for a routine endoscopy together and he ended up with severe, life-threatening pancreatitis.” As Travis explained in his statement, he “went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great.”
However, it was after the endoscopy was finished and the couple had dinner that he “developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalized
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.”
As a result, Travis continued, “This resulted in severe life-threatening pancreatitis. I am so very very grateful that with intensive treatment, I am currently much better.” Travis concluded his statement by saying, “Thank you, God. I love you, God.”
Kourtney did as well. “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.”
“It’s crazy how sometimes words could never truly express the gratitude or feelings I have inside of me,” Kourtney added. It’s unclear if Travis will be discharged from the hospital soon and what this means for him going forward.
It was reported that Kourtney reportedly refused to leave her husband’s side during this scary moment for the rock star. Kourtney and Travis only just celebrated their nuptials in May.
Kourtney recently changed her name on Instagram to Kourtney Kardashian Barker.
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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