Travis Barker's Reported Medical Situation Has Been Made Public

On June 28, fans of Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker were sent into a frenzy after TMZ reported that he was hospitalized. According to the news outlet, the acclaimed musician was spotted being transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center via a stretcher, with wife Kourtney Kardashian by his side. Barker's hospitalization was further confirmed by his daughter Alabama, who took to Instagram to ask fans to "send prayers."

Shortly after the news was announced, Barker's fans and industry peers sent their love and support via social media. One fan wrote: "My prayers go out to @travisbarker as he's been rushed into hospital. It's not clear as to why at the moment. I really hope he's ok." Another fan tweeted: "Heard the news that Travis Barker got rushed to the hospital hours ago. Hoping for the best outcome with their situation."

Hours before landing in the hospital, the Grammy-nominated artist uploaded a cryptic tweet stating, "God Save Me" — which raised initial alarms amongst his dedicated fan base. However, after hours of speculation, the cause of Barker's hospitalization has finally been revealed.

Travis Barker was hospitalized over Pancreatitis

Since June 28, fans have been worried regarding the health of Travis Barker due to his sudden hospitalization. However, after hours of silence, an update regarding the beloved drummer's health has finally been revealed. According to a report from People, the Blink 182 star was taken to the hospital for pancreatitis. In a statement to the publication, a source revealed that the Barker Foundation founder was "complaining of cramps" before being rushed to Cedar-Sinai Medical Center. Another source also revealed that Barker's symptoms made both him and his wife, Kourtney Kardashian, "worried."

In an additional report from TMZ, Barker's pancreatitis was allegedly caused by a recent colonoscopy procedure. According to the Mayo Clinic, pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas, which produces enzymes to aid with digestion and hormones, becomes inflamed. While most mild cases improve over a span of a few days, more serious cases can have lasting complications on an individual's health.

This isn't the first time Travis has experienced health struggles

Many fans have been following the news regarding Travis Barker's health and subsequent pancreatitis. According to a report from Entertainment Tonight, before being transported to Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, Barker was feeling painful discomfort. "Travis was sick and had intense pain in his abdomen, and it really concerned him and Kourtney," a source told the news outlet.

Barker's recent diagnosis isn't the first time he's had health issues. Back in 2018, the Blink-182 drummer landed in the hospital after doctors found a staph infection and blood clots in both arms, as reported by Us Weekly. At the time, Barker and the aforementioned band were in the middle of their residency at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. "I am recovering, I have blood clots. I have, I think, like 30 in my right hand and arm, and I have about 10 in my left," he told E! News shortly after being released from the hospital.

In an additional 2019 interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, the Grammy-nominated artist opened up about his health scare and resilience to perform. "I mean, I'm able to tour. I still am on blood-thinners because I have scarred veins that are creating blood clots," he explained. "But I'm touring, and I'm playing the drums every day, so I'm fine." Even though he has faced a number of health roadblocks, Barker has made an effort to live a healthy and active lifestyle.

Travis Barker has taken steps to be heathier

Although Travis Barker has endured a couple of health complications in recent years, it still hasn't stopped him from making healthier life choices. Since the award-winning star was a teen, he's been a vegetarian, as reported by GQ. However, it wasn't until 2008 that the acclaimed producer changed his diet from vegetarianism to veganism. 

During the aforementioned year, Barker survived a horrific plane crash that left him with severe burns and six people dead (per Deadline). Before exploring his vegan lifestyle, Barker was forced to eat beef jerky while recovering. Due to him eating meat in the hospital, the musician "entertained" the idea of eating meat when he was released — which he described as "terrible" in an interview with the Associated Press.

After trying out steak and other meat options, Barker decided to fully put his step forward toward veganism and has been dedicated to the diet since. In an interview with Men's Journal, the "Meet The Barkers" star praised the plant-based diet and revealed that he's more energized because of it. "Honestly, ever since I found this way of eating, I have endless amounts of energy," he revealed. "I can go all day, and after it all, I never find myself getting tired. No matter what kind of shows I have done." Being a vegan has also led Barker to an array of business opportunities, including his recent partnership with Daring – a plant-based chicken brand. The pop-punk legend has also created his own vegan CBD company, Barker Wellness.