Blink-182 updates fans on Travis Barker’s condition


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Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker released a video update on his health condition after postponing the band’s Las Vegas residency shows at the Palms Hotel and Casino due to a blood clot diagnosis.

The band initially revealed Barker’s condition of blood clots in both arms as the reason behind rescheduling the June 15 and 16 concert dates.

However, Blink-182 postponed the June 23 and 24 make up dates because of doctors’ orders on refraining “from any activity that may cause further damage or cause the clots to travel.”

On July 9, Barker tweeted a link to a video detailing “the longest four weeks of his life without playing drums.” On camera, Barker said how he can “bleed through shows… play with broken foots (sic), broken arms,” but knew “something’s up” with his pain.

The video then cuts to the drummer attending a follow-up doctor visit, where he is told his hands look better than before his diagnosis of a staph infection, inflammation, and superficial blood clots.

“At this point now, it’s not the right time to go crazy in terms of drumming,” the doctor said. “But ultimately, soon, we’ll get you back on board.”

Watch the video below.

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