Travis Barker has tested positive for Covid amid Blink 182’s international tour.
The 47-year-old drummer – who sparked the postponement of the group’s shows in Europe earlier this month when he rushed home to be by wife Kourtney Kardashian’s side as she underwent emergency surgery on their unborn baby son – admitted on Friday (22.09.23) he had the disease by sharing a snap of his positive home testing kit.
He captioned an image of himself posted to his Instagram Stories holding the plastic white tester showing a double-line result with a series of sick and shocked-face emojis.
Travis also tested positive for coronavirus in 2022 – two months after he was hospitalised with “severe” and “life-threatening” pancreatitis.
Blink 182, which also includes members Tom DeLonge, 47, and Mark Hoppus, 51, are set to perform at the Altice Arena in Portugal on 2 October.
Travis told fans on X after wife Kourtney, 44, underwent emergency surgery on their unborn baby son: “I flew home for a life-threatening emergency surgery for our baby that I’m so grateful went well.”
He also thanked his followers for their support before noting Blink 182’s tour would shortly resume, signing off his message with: “God is great.”
The band, who are releasing an upcoming album, recently came together to reflect on the numerous “catastrophes” they have endured in their personal lives before finally reuniting.
Vocalist and guitarist Tom revealed in a YouTube clip he had told his wife he never expected to play music or “tour again” after he left the band for a second time in 2015.
His view changed when frontman Mark told his bandmates in 2021 he’d been diagnosed with cancer.
Mark announced in 2021 that he was battling cancer and is currently in remission.
Travis and Kourtney married in May 2022 and in June this year she announced she was expecting her first child with her husband as he performed with his band – by holding up a sign that said: “Travis I’m pregnant.”