“A new low level, monetizing our nightmare. Really wildly uncool when I didn’t leave it…shame on you.
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker have spoken out about his “serious, life-threatening” pancreatitis, which left him in “excruciating” pain.
Travis was suddenly hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles last Tuesday after experiencing stomach pains 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 taken by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai, and that she had refused to leave him during his entire stay.
Now, the drummer has opened up about his hospitalization first-hand, telling his Instagram followers over the weekend that he’s “currently doing much better” in a candid statement shared to his Story.
“Went in for an endoscopy on Monday feeling great,” Travis began. “But after dinner I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalized ever since.”
“During the endoscopy, I was removed from a very small polyp in a very sensitive area, usually handled by specialists, which unfortunately damaged a critical pancreatic drainage tube,” he revealed. “This resulted in severe life-threatening pancreatitis.”
“I am so very grateful that with intensive treatment I am currently doing much better,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, Kourtney shared a personal note about the “scary and emotional” week she and Travis had.
“Oh what a scary and emotional week this has been,” she began. “Our health is paramount and sometimes we take for granted how quickly it can change. Travis and I went together for a routine endoscopy and he ended up with severe and life-threatening pancreatitis.
“I am so grateful to God for healing my husband, for all of your prayers for him and for us, for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support,” she wrote.
“I am so touched and grateful,” she added, before also thanking the “specialists, doctors and nurses at Cedars Sinai for taking such wonderful care” of herself and Travis during their stay.
But then Kourt called the paparazzi directly, claiming they posted weeks-old photos of her “back and forth” when she was actually alongside Travis in the hospital in order to tell a false and negative story.
The photos in question, presumably, were those posted by TMZ of Kourtney “out shopping” at a store in Encino, which they claim were taken last Wednesday.
The outlet noted that Kourt was “dressed head to toe in Travis’ DTA Records merchandising” in the photos, adding that her outfit appeared to be “the same outfit she wore when she took Travis to the ‘hospital’ the day before.
However, refuting these claims entirely, Kourtney wrote on her Instagram Story, “And to the paparazzi who sold photos of me ‘out and about’ while my husband was in the hospital fighting for his life. .these are photos taken weeks ago, (I can’t even remember the last time I wore this tracksuit in the photos)…I haven’t forgotten you.
“A new level of low, monetization of our nightmare,” she continued. “Really wildly uncool as I didn’t leave him…shame on you.”
TMZ has since posted an update to its article featuring Kourtney’s photos, noting that the images were originally “pictured [as] they were taken [on] Wednesday in Encino” by the licensing agency.
“We spoke to sources close to Kourtney who told us that the photos are actually several weeks old and that she has not been discharged from the hospital since Travis’ admission,” the outlet wrote.
This is certainly not the first time that one of the KarJenners has called out the paparazzi directly for apparently trying to trigger a misleading and negative story with the publication of particular photographs.
Just a few weeks ago, in fact, Kourt’s sister, Khloé Kardashian, shared a similar sentiment when she accused the paparazzi of posting “calculated” photos of herself and her ex-boyfriend, Tristan. Thompson, which ended up sparking tons of speculation that they’d rekindled their relationship.
In the photos, Khloé can be seen walking alongside Tristan, who she has dated on and off since 2016, as the couple left a pre-Father’s Day lunch with their 4-year-old daughter, True. The exes looked pretty comfortable and appeared to be kissing in one of the snaps.
The photos marked the first time the couple had been pictured together since Tristan admitted in January that he fathered a child with another woman during his relationship with Khloé.
Khloé has since explained that she and Tristan are no longer together, and simply maintain a relationship as co-parents for True’s sake.
But given that Khloé has long been under scrutiny over her past decisions to get back together with Tristan following two different infidelity scandals in 2018 and 2019, the reality star suggested that the paparazzi had deliberately published the photos of the couple and not other photos of her sisters. Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner, who had also been present for the meal with the fathers of their own children, Kanye West and Travis Scott.
“Hmmmm Very calculated paparazzi not to post photos of my other sisters and fathers of their Kim/Kanye Kylie/Trav kids,” Khloé wrote in response to a fan on Instagram who had shared the photos in question.