How is Travis Barker of blink-182 doing with those blood clots in his arms?

A few weeks ago, we heard that blink-182 had to cancel some of the shows in their Las Vegas residency because drummer Travis Barker was diagnosed as having blood clots in his arms. If not treated properly with blood thinners, the clots could have broken off–something that could have happened with energetic drumming–traveled through his bloodstream to his heart, lungs or brain. That would have been very, very bad.

Complicating matters was an infection–cellulitis–which can be extremely nasty. And given that Travis’ skin doesn’t have the best integrity because of the burns he received in that terrible jet crash in 2008, he has to be very careful.

So where do things stand with Travis today? He posted this video of a doctor’s visit. SPOILER ALERT: The news is good.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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