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Travis Barker has spoken out for the first time after being in hospital for the past week with pancreatitis.
Although several members of his family have provided updates on his health, the 46-year-old drummer took to Instagram on Saturday to release a statement of his own.
“I went for an endoscopy on Monday and felt great. But after eating, I got excruciating pain and I’ve been hospitalized ever since,” he wrote.
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“During the endoscopy, I had a very small polyp removed in a very sensitive area, usually treated by specialists, which unfortunately damaged a critical pancreatic drainage tube. This resulted in severe life-threatening pancreatitis,” continued Barker.
“I am so incredibly grateful that with intensive treatment I am much better now,” he concluded.
Barker was hospitalized Monday night with wife Kourtney Kardashian by his side.
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Moments later, the ‘Kardashians’ star also released a statement to her Instagram story.
“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 on Saturday. “Travis and I went together for a routine endoscopy and he ended up with severe, life-threatening pancreatitis.”
“I am so thankful to God for healing my husband, for all your prayers for him and for us, for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support,” she added, thanking her fans.
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Kardashian then thanked Barker’s medical team “for the wonderful care my husband and I provided during our stay.”
She also shared her husband’s statement, adding, “Thank you God, I love you God.”
Earlier this week, Barker’s ex-wife, Shanna Moakler, with whom he shares two children, released a statement saying “thanks to everyone who has contacted with concern.” She said her ex-husband and father of her children is in “good hands and surrounded by loving support and the best medical teams available and his beautiful wife Kourtney.”