Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is reportedly back in a Los Angeles area hospital. TMZ reports Barker was readmitted on Tuesday morning (June 19) after being released from the hospital on Monday night (June 18) where he was being treated for blood clots in his arms.
In addition to a staph infection and blood clots, Barker, 42, is also fighting a skin infection called cellulitis. Doctors are reportedly keeping an eye on his response to blood thinners and making sure the clots don’t go near his heart or lungs.
Barker has worked with numerous Hip Hop artists over the years, including Yo Gotti, LL Cool J, Cypress Hill and Yelawolf.
For the 2013 Grammy Awards, he joined the Public Enemy’s Chuck D, LL, Prophets Rage’s Tom Morello and DJ Z-Trip for a Beastie Boys tribute. In 2016, he teamed up with Asher Roth and Nottz for Rawther.
Most recently, Barker fered his condolences to rapper XXXTENTACION, who was killed in a Florida shooting on Monday (June 18). According to an Instagram post, they had worked together in the past.
“I’m at a loss for words… speechless,” he wrote. “Spoke to you weeks ago my brother. I loved collaborating with you and was honored to call you a friend. You were a true artist, one the most fucking talented our time. Your music will live forever, blessings to his family & loved ones #RIPXXXTentacion.”
Blink-182 was forced to cancel several shows during the group’s Las Vegas residency at The Palms but will reportedly reschedule.