“God protect me”: With these words Travis Barker commented on his admission to the clinic. Now the diagnosis is known.

Now the diagnosis has leaked out: Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker (46) is in the hospital with an acute inflammation of the pancreas. His condition is said to have been triggered by a recent colonoscopy. This is reported unanimously by US media, citing internal sources. Kourtney Kardashian’s (43) husband is currently in Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, his wife is said to be with him the whole time.

This so-called pancreatitis, a rare complication after a colonoscopy, triggers massive upper abdominal pain and usually also leads to severe nausea and vomiting. In many cases, a longer hospital stay is unavoidable. According to experts, a prognosis is difficult: the inflammation often heals in a few days through the administration of medication, but in some sufferers the symptoms drag on for years.

His family was initially “very worried”

Barker was lying on a stretcher in severe pain and was taken away by ambulance on Tuesday and initially taken to a smaller clinic. A little later he was transferred to Cedars-Sinai, one of the best-known and largest hospitals in the greater Los Angeles area. The insiders report that everyone involved – and especially his family – were “very concerned”.

Barker tweeted “God bless me” on Tuesday morning, sparking fears about his health among his fans. His daughter Alabama Luella Barker (16) also asked all fans in one of her Instagram stories: “Please send your prayers!” On TikTok, she sent a picture from the hospital showing her holding hands with her father. She wrote again: “Please say a prayer!”