Travis Barker says that a severe case of “life threatening pancreatitis” is what landed him in the hospital, earlier this week. Barker discussed the hospitalization for the first time in a statement on social media, Saturday.

“I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great,” the Blink-182 drummer explained. “But After dinner, I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalized 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.”

Travis Barker, Kourtney Kardashian
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He added that after intensive treatment, he’s feeling “much better.”

In addition to Barker, Kourtney Kardashian also posted a statement about the hospitalization on social media. In her post, she wrote about how “scary” the incident was and thanked the medical team at Cedars Sinai.

“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,” she wrote.

Kardashian added: “I am so grateful to God for healing my husband, for all of your prayers for him and for us, for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support. I am so touched and appreciative.”

Barker and Kardashian have been together since January 2021. They officially married earlier this year, on May 15, in Santa Barbara, California with a ceremony in Portofino, Italy being held the following week.

Several others on social media have shared messages of support for Barker in the days since his hospitalization, including Kid Cudi.

Check out Barker’s post on Instagram below.