Travis Barker ‘currently much better’ after undergoing ‘intensive treatment’ for pancreatitis

After being hospitalized in a medical emergency on Tuesday, Travis Barker shared that he was “currently doing much better.”

The 46-year-old Blink-182 drummer and husband of Kourtney Kardashian shared a message regarding his health with his fans via his official Instagram, explaining that he had a damaged pancreatic drainage tube during a routine endoscopy . He expressed his gratitude for beginning to recover.

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“I went in for an endoscopy on Monday feeling great,” Barker wrote. “I developed excruciating pain and have since been hospitalized. During the endoscopy I had a very small polyp [a tissue growth] removed right in a very sensitive area, usually handled by specialists, which unfortunately damaged a critical pancreatic drainage tube. 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 so very grateful that with intensive treatment I am currently doing much better,” Barker’s post concludes.

Kardashian also shared a statement about Barker’s health through her own Instagram story.

“Oh, what a scary and emotional week this has been. Our health is everything and sometimes we take for granted how quickly that can change,” Kardashian wrote. “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 grateful. I am so grateful for our Cedars Sinai specialists, doctors and nurses for taking such good care of my husband and I during our stay.”

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 Hulu’s “The Kardashians” last year. The couple officially married in Portofino, Italy in May.

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