The 46-year-old Blink-182 drummer and husband of kourtney kardashian shared a message about his health to fans through his official Instagram, explaining that he had a damaged pancreatic drainage tube during a routine endoscopy. She expressed her gratitude that she had begun to recover.
“I went in for an endoscopy on Monday feeling great,” Barker wrote. “I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalized ever since.”
“During the endoscopy, I had a very small polyp. [a tissue growth] extracted right in a very sensitive area, usually handled by specialists, which unfortunately damaged a critical pancreatic drainage tube.
He added: “This resulted in severe, life-threatening pancreatitis.”
Pancreatitis refers to inflammation of the pancreas, which causes symptoms such as nausea, severe stomach pain, and vomiting.
“I am very, very grateful that with intensive treatment I am currently much better,” Barker’s message concludes.
Kardashian also shared a statement about Barker’s health through hers. Instagram history.
“Oh what a scary and emotional week this has been. Our health is everything and sometimes we take for granted how quickly it can change,” Kardashian wrote.
“I am so grateful to God for healing my husband, for all of us your prayers for him and for us, for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support. I am so touched and grateful. I am so grateful to our specialists, doctors and nurses at Cedars.” Sinai for taking such wonderful care of my husband and I during our stay.”
The 46-year-old rocker was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for additional care after first checking into West Hills Hospital and Medical Center on June 29.
She also quickly uploaded and deleted a TikTok captioned “Please say a prayer,” of her holding her father’s hand as he lay in a hospital bed.
The photo showed the drummer wearing hospital wristbands on both wrists, holding his phone in his right hand and wearing a black wristband on his left.
His daughter, Alabama Barker, shared a worrying message through her Instagram story earlier that day, asking fans to “send in your prayers.”
Hours before Barker was photographed being carried out of an ambulance on a stretcher, he tweeted: “God save me.”
After beginning his career in the music industry in the 1990s, Barker has achieved a renewed level of visibility in the public eye in recent months.
The drummer’s relationship with Kardashian was closely documented in episodes of The Kardashians last year. The couple officially married in Portofino, Italy in May.
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