the alarming one hospitalization of Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker on Tuesday was caused by “life-threatening” pancreatitis, he said Saturday.
Barker, who married Kourtney Kardashian in May, said in a message to: social media that he a endoscopy Monday, including the removal of a polyp “in a very sensitive area, usually treated by specialists.”
Barker, 46, said the removal damaged a pancreatic drainage tube.
“This resulted in severe life-threatening pancreatitis,” he said. Pancreatitis is the severe inflammation in his pancreasa gland that contributes to digestion.
Barker sought medical attention Tuesday after developing “excruciating pain” after eating the night of the procedure, and has since been hospitalized, according to the post.
“I am so very grateful that with intensive treatment I am currently much better,” he said in the post.
The day he was hospitalized, Barker tweeted, “God save me.” He did not comment on whether the tweet related to his health. The term is also the title of a Machine Gun Kelly song, released in March, that includes a producer credit for Barker.
On Thursday, Barker’s ex-wife, Shanna Moakler, said in a statement: “He is in good hands and surrounded by loving support and the best medical teams available and his beautiful wife Kourtney.”
“Travis has beaten the odds many times and I know with his support system he will do it again,” she said.
The drummer survived a 2008 South Carolina plane crash that killed four people. Fellow survivor DJ AM was found dead in a New York City residence the following year.
Cristian Santana† Diana Dasrath and Kurt Chirbas contributed†