Shanna Moakler, who was married to Travis Barker from 2004 to 2008 and is now his ex-wife, has talked about his dramatic hospitalization.
ICYMI, TMZ said earlier this week that Travis had been rushed to the hospital after an earlier visit to a medical center. His current wife, Kourtney Kardashian, was with him. Soon after, his daughter Alabama Barker went on social media to ask friends for “prayers,” and Travis himself tweeted, “God save me.”
Since then, there hasn’t been much information about Travis’s health, but TMZ says the singer has pancreatitis, which doctors think was caused by a recent colonoscopy. The NHS defines pancreatitis as inflammation of the pancreas, which can cause serious abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and a high temperature or fever.
Now, a few days after Blink-182 was taken to the hospital, Shanna said in a statement, “Thank you to everyone who has reached out with concern to my ex and father of my children.”
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She continued, “I know he is in great hands and surrounded by loving support and the best medical teams available and his beautiful wife Kourtney.”
Shanna, who has two children with Travis—16-year-old Alabama Barker and 18-year-old Landon Barker—added that she hopes “for a speedy recovery and for the comfort of my children, as I know they are very concerned and worried.”
Shanna told her friends:
“Travis has beat the odds numerous times and I know with his support system he will do it again,” she continued, referencing a tragic plane crash that Travis survived in 2008 which sadly took the lives of four people, including two of his close friends. The fatal accident left him with third-degree burns, PTSD, and survivor’s guilt, as well as a fear of flying. “I will always be there for him and my children,”
Atiana De La Hoya, Travis’ 23-year-old stepdaughter, wrote on her Instagram Story, “Thank you for the outpouring of love and prayers sent our way at this time. It is heard, felt, and appreciated.”
E! Online also says that Alabama put a picture of her holding her dad’s hand while he was in the hospital on her Instagram Story. She allegedly wrote in the caption of the now-deleted photo, “Please say a prayer,” along with two broken-heart emojis.
Travis and his family are in our thoughts, and we hope he gets better soon.