Travis Barker has reportedly been hospitalised with pancreatitis following a hospital procedure.
According to TMZ, Barker was rushed to hospital with the condition, which is inflammation of the pancreas, following a recent hospital procedure for a colonoscopy.
Just hours before the news broke of his hospitalisation, Barker tweeted, “God save me.” It’s unclear whether this was in reference to the reason for his hospitalisation, as ‘God Save Me’ is also the title of a song that Barker worked on with Machine Gun Kelly and appeared on the latter’s ‘Mainstream Sellout’ album in March.
God save me
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) June 28, 2022
Taking to her Instagram Story, Barker’s daughter Alabama seems to have alluded to the incident, writing: “Please send your prayers.” In a since-deleted TikTok, Barker could be seen lying on a stretcher with a brace around his left hand.
NME has reached out to representatives for Barker for comment.
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“You don’t have to follow the rules or keep it as sterile as the record label or whatever the rollout plan may be.”
In other Barker news, the drummer recently shared a new tattoo, which was done in tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. “HAWK forever,” he captioned the Instagram post about the tattoo. The final image in the series showed Barker and Hawkins together in their earlier years.