Travis Barker is opening up about the health struggles he has suffered in the past week, which includes testing positive for COVID-19 amid his ba
Despite the hardships, the Blink-182 drummer — who is anticipating the birth of his first child with wife Kourtney Kardashian — let his fans know that his strength aided him in recovery.
Barker, 47, took to X (formerly Twitter) Friday to reveal that, along with COVID-19, he underwent a root canal and suffered a trigeminal neuralgia flare-up, which is a type of chronic pain disorder that involves sudden, severe facial pain, numbness and burning, among other symptoms, according to the National Institute Of Neurological Disorders And Stroke.
‘Last week I had covid, an episode of trigeminal neuralgia, and a root canal,’ Barker wrote, before putting fans, friends and family at ease by adding: ‘Which means I can pretty much handle anything god throws at me.’
Travis Barker is opening up about the health struggles he has suffered in the past week, which includes testing positive for COVID-19 amid his band’s world tour
Despite the hardships, the Blink-182 drummer — who is anticipating the birth of his first child with wife Kourtney Kardashian — let his fans know that his strength aided him in recovery
Barker is the picture of resiliency as he survived a fiery plane crash in 2008 that went down moments after taking off from South Carolina en route to Van Nuys, California.
Also on Friday, the Fontana, California native tweeted out a reference to the horrific near-death experience.
‘I still hate flying,’ he also wrote. ‘I love touring and playing music but I unfortunately associate traveling and flying with death.
‘I am strong and nothing can keep me from living life though.’
It was a major milestone for Barker when he boarded a plane again in 2021 for the first time in over a decade — with the support of his wife Kourtney.
In fact, just last month Barker announced he was celebrating his 30th flight since the crash that killed four of the six passengers onboard.
Barker, as well as friend Adam ‘DJ AM” Goldstein survived the wreckage, but he suffered severe burns over 65% of his body and developed post-traumatic stress disorder.
He spent more than 11 weeks in hospitals and burn centers, enduring through 16 surgeries, blood transfusions that lasted 4–8 hours and numerous skin grafts.
Barker’s fear of flying became debilitating to the point that he couldn’t fly at all, which proved to be difficult as a touring musician.
Earlier this month, Blink-182’s tour of Europe was postponed when Barker rushed home to Los Angeles to be by his wife’s side when she underwent emergency surgery on their unborn baby son.
‘I flew home for a life-threatening emergency surgery for our baby that I’m so grateful went well,’ the drummer shared on X.
He went on to thank everyone for their support before noting that the band’s tour would soon resume.
‘God is great,’ Barker wrote as the end of the post.
The World Tour 2023/2024, otherwise known as the Rock Hard Tour, marks the band’s thirtieth anniversary, and their first tour with original singer and guitarist Tom DeLonge since 2014.
Blink-182 are the gearing up for the release of their ninth studio album One More Time… on October 20.
Positive: Barker let his Instagram fans and followers know that he tested positive for COVID-19 last week with a picture of a testing device he posted on X (formerly Twitter)
Also Friday, the Fontana, California native referenced the fiery plane crash he survived in 2008, but again clarified that he was too ‘strong’ to be held down
Promo mode: Blink-182 are the gearing up for the release of their ninth studio album One More Time… on October 20; the band includes Barker, Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge
Reunited! The World Tour 2023/2024, otherwise known as the Rock Hard Tour, marks the band’s 30th anniversary, and first tour with singer and guitarist DeLonge since 2014
Love conquers: Barker credited his wife Kourtney Kardashian, 44, with helping him get past his PTSD and supporting him as he boarded a flight for the first time in over a decade in 2021
Due date approaching: Barker and Kardashian are expected to be able to add the name of their son to the top of this haunted Halloween house some time between October and December
Anticipation: The couple, who are expecting their first child together, have been married since May 2022
DeLonge was prompted to rejoin the band after bassist Mark Hoppus received a cancer diagnosis in 2021.
After going through some tough chemotherapy treatments has since got notified that he was cancer free in September 2022.
‘Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer free!!’ he wrote on Instagram. ‘Thank you God and universe and friends and family and everyone who sent support and kindness and love.’
Leading up to the eventual release of One More Time…. the band dropped three singles: Edging, One More Time and More Than You Know.
As for Barker and Kardashian’s growing family: they are expected to welcome the son sometime between October and December, according to CoopWB.