‘I’d Rather Be Playing Drums’

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CALABASAS, CA – FEBRUARY 20: Blink-182 drummer and Musink Tattoo and Music Festival curator Travis Barker at his Calabasas home on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images)

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Travis Barker has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Blink-182 rocker, 46, announced the news on Instagram Thursday night, alongside a photo of him shirtless, with drum sticks.

“Covid sucks, I’d rather play drums,” Barker wrote in the caption.

Among the messages of support was one from Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic, who wrote, “U GOT THIS .”

Barker’s diagnosis comes weeks after the musician was hospitalized for “life-threatening” pancreatitis in late June.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 09: Drummer Travis Barker of Blink 182 performs on Day 1 at the Outside Lands Music &  Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on August 9, 2019 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – AUGUST 09: Drummer Travis Barker of Blink 182 performs on Day 1 during the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival 2019 at Golden Gate Park on August 9, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)

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On June 28, Barker found himself in a life-and-death situation when he was hospitalized for pancreatitis, an inflammation of the organ that aids in digestion and regulates blood sugar.

He has since informed his Instagram followers that he is “much better” and was photographed last month walking outside his recording studio in Calabasas, California.

Barker’s wife Kourtney Kardashian has remained a steadfast supporter, a source who previously told people she “wouldn’t leave his side” during his scare.

“Oh what a scary and emotional week it has been,” she wrote on Instagram in July. “Our health is everything and sometimes we take for granted how quickly it can change.”

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Barker recently headed out to perform on Machine Gun Kelly’s Mainstream Sellout Tour with Kardashian by his side, having returned to the stage for the first time last month in his first public appearance since his health scare.

The musician surprised the audience at The Kia Forum in Los Angeles as he took the stage with his 32-year-old friend Kelly. Kardashian, 43, also attended the event to support her husband.

A week before the performance, Barker and Kardashian told fans about his well-being, and the reality TV star said she was “so thankful to God for healing my husband.”

The Poosh founder also said she was grateful for the prayers of their fans and the specialists, doctors and nurses at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles “for the wonderful care” given to them.


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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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