Travis Barker breaks the silence on his hospitalization

Travis Barker is on the mend after his recent medical scare.

On June 28, the Blink-182 the musician was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Los Angeles with his wife Kourtney Kardashian From his side. Following his medical emergency, Travis shared an update with fans on his health on July 2.

“I went for an endoscopy on Monday feeling fine. But after dinner I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalized ever since,” he wrote on his Instagram Story. “During the endoscopy, I was removed from a very small polyp in a very sensitive area, usually handled by specialists, which unfortunately damaged a critical pancreatic drainage tube. This resulted in severe life-threatening pancreatitis. “

Travis added, “I’m so very grateful that with intensive treatment I’m doing much better right now.”

What is an endoscopy and how is it performed?

During an endoscopy, the doctor passes an endoscope, or a flexible tube with a camera, down a person’s esophagus and into their stomach to examine the lining of their upper gastrointestinal tract. During the procedure, which is usually done under sedation, the doctor may remove small pieces of tissue for a biopsy, according to the National Institute of Health.


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