Travis Barker cancels show dates for emergency surgery
Photo Courtesy of Twitter
Blink-182 have been forced to cancel their upcoming tour dates due to a medical emergency. Drummer Travis Barker had to undergo a tonsillectomy and even posted updates about the procedure and his progress on his Twitter feed, (which is the 2012 digital equivalent of a doctor's note)
Barker is in some serious pain while her recovers, posting: "My throat still feels like I'm swallowing broken f------ glass. Looking forward 2 this being over with. #Day6." Ouch. That doesn't sound fun at all.
He also tweeted "My throat is still bleeding from getting my tonsils yanked" in response to a fan asking why a gig was canceled.
Barker, who survived a plane crash in 2008, did share that he is enjoying green tea ice cream three times a day to help cool and heal his aching throat, which is one small perk of the recovery process and period.
The band has had to can its May tour dates, including a stop at
the Bamboozle fest in New Jersey on May 19, as well as other dates in the U.S. and Canada.
The group posted a quick apology note to its fans on its
website, which read: "The band apologizes for any inconvenience as a result of these cancellations and thanks their fans for their ongoing support."