Travis Barker hospitalized for ‘colonoscopy-triggered pancreatitis’

Travis Barker was reportedly hospitalized for pancreatitis triggered by a colonoscopy.

The 46-year-old Blink-182 drummer is still receiving medical care at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California with his new wife, 43-year-old Kourtney Kardashian, by his side.

According to TMZ, Barker’s doctors believe his pancreatitis was “triggered” by a recent colonoscopy, with sources telling the site that the musician recently underwent the invasive exam.

The site says that “multiple sources connected to the family” confirmed the cause of her medical emergency.

A source also told Entertainment Tonight, “Travis was sick and had severe pain in his abdomen and it really worried him and Kourtney. They called 911 and he was rushed to the hospital. After speaking with Travis and running various tests, the doctors said that Travis is suffering from pancreatitis.”

Colonoscopies are usually done to look for changes in the large intestine, such as swollen and irritated tissues, polyps, or cancer.

In extremely rare cases, the routine exam can cause inflammation of the pancreas, which usually requires hospital treatment and can last from days to years, with symptoms including upper abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting.

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