Travis Barker’s Dedication to His Craft Takes a Painful Toll. Travis Barker, the 47-year-old drummer, showcased the sacrifices he makes for his music in a recent Instagram Story. The post revealed a gruesome hand injury he sustained after a performance with Blink-182 in Manchester, England.
In the photo, Barker held his hand close to the camera, displaying his fingers covered in blood and scabs, with a noticeable gash across his knuckles. The toll on his performance was evident as he also shared an image of his blood-stained pants, a consequence of his hand injury.
Before revealing his injury, Barker had shared a backstage mirror selfie from the AO Arena in Manchester, tagging his location with a peace sign emoji and a blood drip emoji, suggesting something had gone awry during the show.
Blink-182 is set to perform in Manchester once more on Monday, marking the final European date of their Rock Hard tour. Following this, the band will head to Las Vegas for their last shows of the year on October 21 and 22.
This injury comes at a significant time for Barker, as he eagerly anticipates the arrival of his baby boy with his wife, Kourtney Kardashian, who expressed her excitement about expanding their family in a recent interview with Vanity Fair Italia.
Kardashian, already a mother to Penelope, 11, and sons Mason, 13, and Reign, 8, with her ex Scott Disick, referred to the experience as a “dream come true.” She expressed her delight in sharing life’s wonders with her children and creating special memories and traditions with Barker.
Barker has children of his own, including son Landon, 19, daughter Alabama, 17, and stepdaughter Atiana De La Hoya, 24, from his previous marriage to Shanna Moakler.
Kardashian also touched upon a challenging moment in her pregnancy when she underwent “urgent fetal surgery” in September. Despite the initial fears, she shared that she has since adopted a positive mindset, offering daily words of encouragement to her unborn child and expressing gratitude for the journey ahead.