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Travis Barker unable to perform until July due to blood clots

June 16, 2018
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It looks like we’ll be waiting a bit longer for Blink-182 to reschedule their postponed Vegas performances. Travis Barker has posted his actual doctor’s note telling everyone he’s out for the count until July—at the earliest.

Read more: Blink-182 postpone shows due to blood clots in Travis Barker’s arms

Yesterday, Blink-182 were forced to postpone two dates of their ‘Kings of the Weekend’ Las Vegas residency shows this weekend due to a medical emergency with drummer Travis Barker.

The band took to Twitter on Thursday (June 14) to announce that their shows yesterday (June 15) and today (June 16) would have to be postponed due to blood clots in Travis Barker’s arms.

After having the clots checked out by his physician, Barker posted his legitimate doctor’s note to Snapchat telling everyone the bad newsand to prove he’s not just trying to skip school (err, shows):

“Travis Barker has developed thrombophlebitis in his bilateral upper extremities as well as cellulitis,” the note reads, as written by Peter H Grossman, MD, FACS.

“Treated appropriately with antibiotics and anti-coagulants, his condition should improve over the next few weeks. If untreated or exacerbated, this condition could result in severe adverse effects. Due to the strenuous nature of Mr. Barker’s performances, I have advised him to temporarily discontinue all performing through July 1, 2018. At that time, he will be re-evaluated by his physicians to see if he can resume performing.”

Feel better soon Travis!

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Written by Kaitlyn Ulrich

Kaitlyn is a weekend writer at Altpress and a massive post-hardcore enthusiast. When she's not still blubbering over Chiodos' breakup or the end of Warped Tour, she's jamming to the likes of Dance Gavin Dance and Pierce The Veil. Always eager to search out new music and upcoming bands, Kaitlyn loves going to local shows. You'll probably find her snapping shots from the pit and cursing the red stage lights—b/c why are those even a thing?!