“A new level of low, monetization out of our nightmare. Really brutally uncool when I actually didn’t leave his side… Shame on you.”
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have spoken out about his “severe, life-threatening” pancreatitis, which has left him in “excruciating” pain.
Travis was suddenly hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles last Tuesday after experiencing abdominal pain so “extreme” he was reportedly unable to walk.
At the time, sources claimed that Travis’ wife Kourtney was the first to take him to West Hills Hospital before he was transported to Cedars-Sinai by ambulance and that she had refused to leave his side throughout his stay.
Now, the drummer has given first-hand accounts of his hospitalization and updated his Instagram followers over the weekend that he’s “doing much better right now,” in a candid statement he shared on his story.
“I went for an endoscopy on Monday and felt great,” Travis began. “But after dinner I got excruciating pain and I’ve been in the hospital ever since.”
“During the endoscopy I had a very small polyp removed directly in a very sensitive area that would normally be treated by specialists and unfortunately damaged a critical pancreatic drainage tube,” he revealed. “This resulted in severe life-threatening pancreatitis.”
“I’m so very, very grateful that I’m doing much better with intensive treatment right now,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, Kourtney shared a note of her own reflecting on the “scary and emotional” week she and Travis had.
“Oh what a scary and emotional week this has been,” she began. “Our health is everything and sometimes we take for granted how quickly it can change. Travis and I went together for a routine endoscopy and he developed severe, life-threatening pancreatitis.”
“I am so thankful to God for healing my husband, for all your prayers for him and for us, for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support,” she wrote.
“I’m so touched and grateful,” she added, before also thanking the “specialists, doctors and nurses at Cedars Sinai for taking such wonderful care of her and Travis during their stay.
But then Kourt called the paparazzi directly, claiming that they released weeks-old photos of her “out and about” while she was actually at the hospital by Travis’ side, to spin a false and negative narrative.
We can assume the photos in question were the photos released by TMZ of Kourtney “running errands” at a store in Encino, which they claim were taken last Wednesday.
The outlet noted that Kourt was “dressed from head to toe in Travis’ DTA Records merch” in the pictures, adding that her outfit “appeared to be the same outfit she was wearing when she walked Travis into the show the day before.” brought to the hospital”.
However, Kourtney completely refuted those claims, writing on her Instagram story, “And to the paparazzi who sold pictures of me ‘on the go’ while my husband was fighting for his life in hospital… those photos were actually taken weeks ago, ( I can’t even remember the last time I wore that tracksuit in the photos)…I haven’t forgotten you.”
“A new level of low, the monetization of our nightmare,” she continued. “Really brutally uncool when I actually didn’t leave his side… Shame on you.”
TMZ has since updated their article featuring the photos of Kourtney, noting that the images were originally “represented.” [as] they were taken [on] Wednesday in Encino” by the Licensing Authority.
“We have spoken to sources close to Kourtney who tell us the photos are indeed from a few weeks ago and she has not left the hospital since Travis was admitted,” the outlet wrote.
This certainly isn’t the first time one of the KarJenners has directly denounced the paparazzi for apparently trying to foment a misleading and negative story by releasing certain photos.
In fact, Kourt’s sister, Khloé Kardashian, shared a similar sentiment a few weeks ago when she accused the paparazzi of posting “calculated” pictures of herself and her ex-boyfriend Tristan Thompson, which ended up sparking plenty of speculation that she d rekindled their relationship.
In the pictures, Khloé was seen alongside Tristan, who she has been dating on and off for years since 2016, as the two left a pre-Father’s Day lunch with their 4-year-old daughter True. The exes appeared to be quite comfortable and appeared to be hugging in one of the shots.
The photos marked the first time the couple were pictured together since Tristan admitted in January that he had fathered a child with another woman during his and Khloé’s relationship.
Khloé has since stated that she and Tristan are no longer together and are simply maintaining a relationship as co-parents to True.
But given that Khloé has long since moved on from her previous decisions to get back together with Tristan after two separate cheating scandals in 2018 and 2019, the reality star suggested that the paparazzi charged the couple’s photos and not others Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner posted pictures of their sisters, who were also present at the dinner with the fathers of their own children, Kanye West and Travis Scott.
“Hummmm Very calculated by the paparazzi not to post photos of my other sisters and the fathers of their children Kim/Kanye Kylie/Trav,” Khloé wrote on Instagram in response to a fan who shared the photos in question.
She later dubbed the paparazzi’s move “disgusting‘ as she quoted a Tweet from a fan which read: “What the paparazzi // people do with Khloé is a very sick obsession. The paparazzi give people very practical content so people can enjoy hating them.”