Travis Barker’s fans said it “hurts” when the media describes him as “Kourtney Kardashian’s husband” rather than “Blink-182’s amazing drummer.”
Barker – who married the reality TV star and entrepreneur earlier this year – was recently hospitalized with “life-threatening pancreatitis”.
Barker and Kardashian have both since exchanged updates about his health, which have been widely reported in the media.
Some fans have pointed out that many reports identify Barker as “Kourtney Kardashian’s husband,” as opposed to the Blink-182 musician.
Others accused the reports of reducing the man’s “lifetime achievement” to his marriage.
The tweet read: “I hope Travis Barker, husband of Kourtney Kardashian, is doing well and I also find it hilarious that a man’s lifetime achievement is finally being reduced to his marriage. Well played media.”
Another person commented, “Travis Barker is one of the most talented and prolific drummers of a generation. It hurts to see him referred to simply as Kourtney Kardashian’s husband.”
In response to a tweet by Perez Hilton about Barker’s health, one person wrote, “While I appreciate the gist of this post…did you REALLY describe the extremely talented musician (and businessman) #TravisBarker as ‘Kourtney Kardashian’s husband’ just now?” ”
On Saturday night (July 2), Barker shared an update on his health, explaining that a routine endoscopy left him with pancreatitis.
“I went for an endoscopy on Monday and felt great,” Barker wrote on Instagram Stories.
“But after dinner I got excruciating pain and have been in the hospital ever since. During the endoscopy I had a very small polyp [a growth of tissue from a surface in the body] removed directly in a very sensitive area, usually performed by specialists, unfortunately damaging a critical pancreatic drainage tube. This led to severe, life-threatening pancreatitis.”
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Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, a small organ behind the stomach that helps with digestion. You can find out more about the condition here.
In her own post, Kardashian described her “scary and emotional” week, writing, “Our health is everything and sometimes we take for granted how quickly it can change.
In May, Travis and Kardashian wed in a courthouse in Santa Barbara, California. They then held their main wedding celebration in Portofino, Italy.
Barker joined Blink-182 in 1998, replacing Scott Raynor, who was a founding member of the band alongside Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus. Today, Blink-182 consists of Barker, Hoppus and Matt Skiba, who joined the band in 2015.
Barker’s first album with the band enema of the state was released in June 1999 and established Blink-182 as one of the biggest pop punk bands of their time.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/travis-barker-kourtney-kardashian-fans-blink-182-b2115806.html Blink 182 fans say it “saches” to see Travis Barker described as “Kourtney Kardashian’s husband.”