Travis Barker’s ex-wife Shanna Moakler opens up about his hospitalization

Shanna Moakler issued a statement Thursday in support of her ex-husband. Recent hospitalization of Travis Barker.

The Blink-182 drummer was admitted to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on June 28 with pancreatitis. Moakler and Barker have two teenage children, Alabama and Landon.

Moakler thanked those who reported on Barker’s condition and praised his new wife, reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian, who supported him throughout the ordeal.

“Thank you to everyone who reached out with concern to my ex and the father of my children,” Moakler told Page Six in a statement.. “I know he is in good hands and surrounded by loving support, the best medical teams and his wife Courtney.”

The former Playboy model, Miss USA and Celebrity Big Brother alum joins Barker’s friends, fans and family in hopes of good news.

“I pray for a speedy recovery and for the comfort of my children as I know they are very distressed and concerned,” she wrote.

Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker were married from 2004 to 2008.
Shanna Moakler and Travis Barker were married from 2004 to 2008.

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Barker was first diagnosed with inflammation of the pancreas after undergoing a colonoscopy that left him with severe abdominal pain. His daughter Alabama posted a photo on Instagram Wednesday night of her standing by his hospital bed.

Moakler and Barker married in 2004 and divorced in 2008. She noted that her ex has already “won every chance” countless times.

“I know that with his support system he will do it again. I will always be there for him and my children,” Moakler said.

Barker in the first place survived a plane crash in 2008. The accident killed four people and Barker suffered third-degree burns to over 65% of his body. The disaster was so traumatic that he refused to fly for years and chose to travel by sea. He was also hospitalized in 2018 and diagnosed with blood clots in his arm.

He is currently recovering from pancreatitis as close friends and colleagues in the music industry continue to wish him well.