The Blink-182 drummer said: “I can pretty much handle anything god throws at me” after posting the news on X. Fans are learning more about Travis Barker’s condition. The Blink-182 drummer, 47, posted a few updates about his health and well-being on X (formerly known as Twitter) after disclosing that he had tested positive for COVID-19 on Sept. 22. In a post he published on X on Friday, Barker said that in addition to suffering with COVID the previous week, he had also undergone a root canal and “an episode of trigeminal neuralgia.” I can therefore pretty much handle anything that God brings my way. Trigeminal neuralgia, according to the Mayo Clinic, is “a condition that causes painful sensations similar to an electric shock on one side of the face.” In a previous post on X, Barker, who will soon reunite with his bandmates for the final leg of their European tour, further discussed his phobia of flying. Still, I detest flying. I enjoy performing and touring, but I regrettably link flying and traveling with passing away,” he stated on the social media site. “I am a strong person, and nothing can stop me from living life,”
Barker underwent numerous operations and skin grafts in 2008 after sustaining third-degree burns over 65 percent of his body from a plane crash. The drummer and DJ AM (Adam Michael Goldstein), his longstanding partner, boarded a jet after a performance in South Carolina, but it crashed not long after takeoff. Along with his security guard Charles “Che” Still, Barker’s aide Chris Baker, pilot Sarah Lemmon, and copilot James Bland also perished in the disaster. Sadly, Goldstein overdosed on a prescription narcotic and passed away a year later. The drummer completed his thirty-first trip following the crash in July. According to the band’s website, Blink-182 will perform again on October 2 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. The upcoming album from the “All the Small Things” rockers will be available on October 20. A new single, “One More Time,” was released by the band earlier this month. Barker has been quite busy this month, even aside from his travels and battling his health difficulties. The musician and wife Kourtney Kardashian recently celebrated the upcoming birth of their son during a lavish baby shower hosted by mom Kris and sisters Kim, Khloé, Kylie, and Kendall.
Mickey Mouse balloons, Mickey-shaped pretzels, and churros were served to attendees at the classic Disneyland-themed party, which was held at Kris’ house and was Kourney’s one and only request for the event. Never miss a story again; subscribe to PEOPLE’s free daily newsletter to receive the best of the magazine’s content, including juicy celebrity news and gripping human interest tales. Aside from “Baby Barker” lattes and Mickey Mouse-shaped pancakes, other party features included Alice in Wonderland and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs-inspired decorations. “Baby shower of my dreams,” Kourtney, 44, captioned a photo of the celebration’s carousel on Instagram. I’d want to thank my mother, @krisjenner, for making her house the happiest place on earth, instilling in me a love of all things Disney, and hosting this baby shower in honor of me and your thirteenth grandchild.
The couple’s baby shower takes place less than a month after the Kardashians star revealed that she had “urgent fetal surgery.” Blink-182 later admitted that some of their European tour dates had been cancelled because Barker needed to return to the United States for a “urgent family matter,” but they later admitted that Kourtney had suffered a pregnancy complication. The expectant mother posted a picture of their hands clasped and captioned it, “I will be forever grateful to my incredible doctors for saving our baby’s life.” The Sept. 6 message added, “I am eternally grateful to my hubby who hurried to my side from tour to be with me in the hospital and take care of me afterwards, my rock. And I want to thank my mother for being at my side during this. As someone who has previously experienced three rather straightforward pregnancies, she said, “I wasn’t ready for the prospect of going into urgent fetal surgery. Anyone who hasn’t experienced something comparable, in my opinion, cannot really begin to comprehend that feeling of fear. I now completely understand and respect mothers who have had to struggle while still pregnant for their children. “Praise be to God,” she concluded. “The truest blessing” was leaving the hospital with my baby boy still inside of me and secure