After medical professionals released Travis Barker, the drummer for Blink-182, from the hospital on Monday, he had to go back in again due to complications from the blood clots in both of his arms. TMZ reports that the 42-year-old rock star has been dealing with a staph infection and cellulitis, a condition of the skin.
According to the organization, doctors are using blood thinners to deal with the clots. Following the announcement of his medical condition, Blink-182 had to cancel several of their dates including the Kings Of The Weekend residency as well as their show at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas.
In a statement released to their social media accounts on Tuesday, the band stated that doctors told Barker to avoid traveling or playing the drums for the sake of defending against further damage.
Barker has to avoid playing until the beginning of July. Initially, it was reported last week that Barker had to go to the hospital for blood clots, however, at the time, medical professionals hadn’t realized that he had a staph infection.
— blink-182 (@blink182) June 19, 2018
As for the postponement of their future shows, the band will update their website on rescheduled concerts after his condition improves, and his state has been approved by medical professionals.
Previously, Barker said “drumming is my life” and it hurts him a lot to not be able to perform with the rest of the band.
Barker, despite his rock-star fame and worldwide success, has had many complications and traumatic experiences over the years.
Barker endured a plane crash back in 2008 that left several of his friends dead. The drummer said it was easily the most traumatic thing he has ever experienced. As for his family, the legendary drummer has two children, Landon, and Alabama, 14, and 12, with his ex-wife, Shanna Moakler, formerly a Playboy Playmate.