Travis Barker contracts COVID-19 months after hospitalization

Travis Barker has tested positive for COVID-19 – just two months after being hospitalized for “life-threatening” pancreatitis.

The 46-year-old Blink-182 drummer announced his diagnosis on Instagram on Thursday, captioning a recent photo of him on Machine Gun Kelly’s “Mainstream Sellout” tour: “Covid sucks, I’d rather play drums.”

In June, Barker was rushed to the hospital with wife Kourtney Kardashian by his side, and the rocker later revealed that he sought medical attention because he was in “excruciating pain” after an endoscopy.

Less than a month later, Barker rejoined MGK, 32, on stage for the first time since his health scare at a star-studded show in Los Angeles.

The “All the Small Things” musician then suffered a broken thumb, but Kelly said in early August that his friend would be performing with him on the final shows of his “prescription” tour.

Travis Barker plays drums.
Travis Barker tested positive for COVID-19 during his tour with Machine Gun Kelly.
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Kardashian, 43, recently shared that she had accompanied her husband on the road and that she wanted to become a ‘tour woman’.

It’s unclear if the ‘Kardashians’ star had been in close contact with Barker leading up to his COVID-19 diagnosis. A representative for the reality star did not immediately return requests for comment.

Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian walk arm in arm together.
Barker and Kardashian tied the knot in Italy in May.
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However, the founder of Poosh has fought the contagious virus twice before.

During her second fight in June, she even shared tips on how to “starve” her fever.

A Barker representative did not immediately respond to Vidak For Congress’s request to comment on how the father of two is coping with his symptoms, and it is unknown if he will finish the final leg of the MGK tour.

A paparazzi shot of Travis Barker walking.
Barker has had numerous health problems this summer, including pancreatitis and a broken thumb.
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Meanwhile, Kelly has made no announcements about whether he has contracted the coronavirus himself or plans to postpone tour dates. However, just two days ago, Barker posted a video of him punching the “Bloody Valentine” singer behind the scenes.

A representative from MGK also did not return requests for comment.

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