Travis Barker ‘will beat the odds’, says ex Shanna Moakler

Blink-182 and Transplants drummer Travis Barker receive best wishes from his ex-wife after he was hospitalized this week.

Former beauty queen and ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ star Shanna Moakler, who was married to the rocker from 2004 to 2008, was among Barker’s family members who publicly asked for prayers and wished the ailing rocker well. .

Moakler thanked anyone “who reached out in concern to my ex and the father of my children,” according to a Friday statement from his publicist.

The “Pacific Blue” actor and former Aquabats drummer most notably co-starred in the MTV reality series “Meet the Barkers,” which aired on the cable network for two seasons from 2005 to 2006. She and Barker share two 16-year-old children. eldest daughter Alabama and 18-year-old son Landon. Alabama has repeatedly taken to social media to share sporadic glimpses of her father as he is being treated for pancreatitis, an inflammation of the abdominal organ that helps with digestion and regulation of body fat. blood sugar.

“I know he is in good hands and surrounded by loving support and the best medical teams available and his beautiful wife Kourtney,” Moakler said, verifying the name of ‘The Kardashians’ star Kourtney Kardashian. , 43, who pulled Barker, 46, back into the spotlight over the past year with their PDA-heavy romance. The couple recently married in a series of official and unofficial ceremonies in the United States and abroad.

Moakler, a former Playboy and Miss USA castmate, said she was praying for her ex’s speedy recovery and for the comfort of their children “because I know they are very worried and worried.”

“Travis has beaten the odds many times and I know with his support system he will do it again. I will always be there for him and my kids,” she added.

In 2018, Barker was hospitalized and readmitted due to blood clots in each arm, according to People. He also suffered from a staph infection and cellulitis, a bacterial infection that can cause swelling, inflammation and pain.

Speaking to Men’s Health in 2021, the drummer said a plane crash in 2008 landed him in hospital with third-degree burns to 65% of his body. He said the incident, in which four of the six passengers died, prompted him to stop taking prescription drugs.

On Tuesday, the “All the Small Things” musician reportedly complained of cramps and suffered extreme stomach pain and could barely walk, People said. He was reportedly first taken to West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, then transported by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for further treatment. Photos posted by TMZ showed Kardashian by her side.

However, official details and updates directly from Barker and Kardashian’s teams have been scarce. A representative for Barker did not respond to The Times’ request for comment on Thursday, and a representative for Kardashian declined to comment.

Times editor Alexandra Del Rosario contributed to this report.

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