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Things got scary for Travis Barker a couple weeks ago, when the Blink-182 drummer was hospitalized with pancreatitis following a colonoscopy. The good news is it appears his recovery has been pretty swift: A few days after initial reports surfaced, he was doing “much better,” and then a few days after that, he was reportedly already back in the studio.
Now, he’s making his way back to the stage: Yesterday (July 13), Barker made a surprise appearance at Machine Gun Kelly’s concert at Los Angeles’ The Forum. According to ET, Kelly said during the show, “There’s a person I grew up idolizing that I became friends with and he believed in me, and never more have I wanted to jam to a song that he and I created. LA’s own, Travis Barker! Make some noise for him tonight.” He added, “You know, a fun fact is that Travis is not supposed to be playing drums right now, but guess what he’s doing? Playing drums right now.”
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Barker then took the stage and played drums on “Tickets to My Downfall” and “Bloody Valentine.”
Watch clips from the performance above.
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