Blink 182 Drummer Travis Barker Taken To Hospital In Ambulance, Tweets “God Save Me”

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Frightening news from the rock world.

Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker, arguably one of the most well-known and respected drummers in the world, was rushed to the hospital via ambulance this afternoon according to Page Six.

It’s unknown what the cause is, but he tweeted “God save me” at some point while at, or in route to, the hospital.

He was spotted being wheeled out of an ambulance with wife Kourtney Kardashian behind him.

Hours later, Barker’s 16-year-old daughter Alabama shared an Instagram story saying:

“Please send your prayers.”

Barker reportedly went to one Los Angeles area hospital, however was later taken to another by ambulance. And while the transfer by ambulance would indicate that the matter is fairly serious, it’s unclear what the condition is.

“God Save Me” is also the name of Machine Gun Kelly song that Barker wrote, produced, and played on.

Barker of course is the the drummer of Blink 182 but has collaborated with just about everybody in the music industry including Machine Gun Kelly, +44, Transplants, Yelawolf, Post Malone and more.

He also played drums for Reba McEntire as part of the house band at the 2022 Academy Awards.

Travis Barker Hospitalized With Pancreatitis

According to Page Six, he was hospitalized for pancreatitis.

The 46-year-old was originally sent to West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, but was later transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

The outlet says that Barker’s pancreas became inflamed after a recent colonoscopy procedure, with symptoms that include nausea, stomach pain, and vomiting. And while acute pancreatitis can be severe and life threatening, most cases tend to subside in about a week or so.

It is unknown how severe his condition is at this time.

Johnny Cash’s “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” Video Features Kanye West, Travis Barker & More

As we know, Johnny Cash was not only known for his legendary songwriting, but his ability to take songs previously recorded by other artists, put his own twist to it, and turn these covers into hit making machines.

We saw it with “Hurt,” which was originally recorded by Nine Inch Nails, and hell, the majority of his American album series songs were covers.

Speaking of his iconic American album series, there’s one specific cover on one of the projects that always stuck out to me, and it’s “God’s Gonna Cut You Down,” off of his American V: A Hundred Highways, which was released in 2006, three years after Cash’s death.

The song is an iconic American folk song that’s been passed down generation to generation, first recorded by the Heavenly Gospel Singers back in 1937.

The badass boot stomper about meeting your maker one day was one of the last songs ever recorded by Cash, and you can pretty much feel the pain and grit in the man’s performance, knowing that his time on Earth is coming to an end.

With that being said, I have somehow gone the past 16-years without watching the music video, which I had no idea featured so many stars within both the music industry, and acting.

Directed by Tony Kaye, the music video, which was filmed in Joshua Tree, California and released in 2006, features David Allan Coe, Travis Barker, Sheryl Crow, Johnny Depp, the Dixie Chicks, Whoopi Goldberg, Woody Harrelson, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Kid Rock, Chris Rock, Justin Timberlake, Owen Wilson, and a number of others.

Talk about a video that proves The Man in Black had a massive impact on the entertainment industry.

It’s one hell of a MLB walkup song too…

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