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Travis Barker returns to studio days after leaving hospital

Rock musician Travis Barker. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Rock musician Travis Barker. REUTERS/Fred Prouser

Published Jul 6, 2022


Travis Barker has returned to the studio days after being discharged from hospital.

The Blink-182 drummer was spotted heading into his recording studio in Calabasas, California - near the home he shares with wife Kourtney Kardashian - after battling pancreatitis following his hospitalisation last week.

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Now, the 46-year-old musician - who has collaborated with the likes of Avril Lavigne and Machine Gun Kelly on recent projects - has been seen getting back to work and could be working on some new material.

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The “What's My Age Again?” rocker had been undergoing “intensive treatment” after being taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles having been stricken by “excruciating pain” following a routine procedure.

He explained on his Instagram Story: “I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great. But after dinner, I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalised 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.

“This resulted in severe life-threatening pancreatitis. I am so very, very grateful that with intensive treatment, I am currently much better. (sic)"

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Meanwhile, Kourtney described the experience as “scary and emotional”, while it put things into perspective.

She wrote on her own Instagram Story: “Oh what a scary and emotional week it has been. Our health is everything and sometimes we take for granted how quickly it can change.

“Travis and I went in for a routine endoscopy together and he ended up with severe, life-threatening pancreatitis.”

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Travis was pictured being taken to hospital in a wheelchair earlier last week, and it was claimed at the time he was barely able to walk due to the pain he was in.

A source said: “Kourtney was worried yesterday. They both were. Travis was suffering from extreme stomach pain and could barely walk.”