Travis Barker Deals With Pancreatitis

'God save me,' he posted after reportedly being hospitalized
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2022 7:20 AM CDT
Updated Jun 29, 2022 4:07 PM CDT
Travis Barker Hospitalized With Unknown Issue: Reports
Kourtney Kardashian, left, and Travis Barker appear at the Grammy Awards in Las Vegas on April 3.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) Update: This file has been updated with information on Barker's illness.
Fans worried about Travis Barker's hospitalization now have an idea what it's all about: pancreatitis. TMZ first reported that the 46-year-old Blink-182 drummer showed up at California's West Hills Hospital on Tuesday morning, and soon after, the media outlet showed a picture of Barker being taken out of an ambulance after transport to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center about 30 minutes away. Kourtney Kardashian was with him; the two married last month. No one said what Barker's health problem was.

Doctors suspect the problem, an inflammation of the pancreas, was set off by a recent colonoscopy, TMZ reports. Mild cases improve with treatment, per the Mayo Clinic. Symptoms can include upper abdominal pain, fever, a rapid pulse, and vomiting. Fans' concern rose late Tuesday morning, per Page Six, when Barker posted a rather cryptic-sounding tweet: "God save me." That happens to be the name of a new Machine Gun Kelly song that Barker produced, but Page Six notes the timing of the post was "eerie." Adding to the mystery was the fact that Barker's 16-year-old daughter, Alabama, posted that afternoon on her Instagram story, "Please send your prayers." KTLA notes that Barker was hospitalized in 2018 for blood clots in his arms, along with a staph infection. (Read more Travis Barker stories.)

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