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Travis Barker Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Travis Barker Tests Positive for COVID-19 Weeks After Pancreatitis Scare

Travis Barker is the latest celebrity to contract COVID-19.

On Thursday, August 18, the Blink-182 drummer took to social media to share the unfortunate news with his fans. “Covid sucks. I’d rather be playing drums,” Barker wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of himself playing with his drumsticks.

While he didn’t share more details about his diagnosis, the news comes just one week after Machine Gun Kelly confirmed that he would be joining him on tour despite health experts seemingly advising against it.

 

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“Against his doctor’s orders AND with a broken thumb, I convinced @travisbarker to come join us for the last couple days,” the artist, 32, captioned an August 9 Instagram Story with Barker.

To make matters worse for the drummer this also comes, comes just two months after being hospitalized for pancreatitis.

The musician said back in July, “I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great,” Barker wrote in an Instagram Story. “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. I am so very very grateful that with intensive treatment I am currently much better.”

Barker, the husband of Kourtney Kardashian, was discharged on July 4. According to People, via a source close to Barker, he is “slowly on the mend and closely following his doctors’ orders.”

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