This week, Travis Barker was hospitalized as his family quietly asked for prayers.
Even after Travis’ diagnosis was revealed, he and his family have remained very quiet.
This health crisis is very serious. He will almost certainly share more when he is ready.
For now, however, his stepdaughter is thanking fans for their emotional support and prayers.
Atiana De La Hoya is one of Travis Barker’s children — his stepdaughter from his previous marriage to Shanna Moakler.
On Wednesday, she took to her Instagram Story to address fans.
Travis’ supporters have produced a barrage of love for him and his family this week, and she knows it.
“Thank you for the outpouring of love and prayers sent our way at this time,” Atiana wrote.
She affirmed that the family “heard, felt, and appreciated” all of the support.
Atiana signed her post with a simple: “Xx.”
On Tuesday morning, Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian went to seek medical attention.
It appears that they drove to see a doctor after Travis experienced severe abdominal pain.
Doctors concluded that Travis needed urgent attention, and an ambulance took him to Cedars-Sinai.
Kourtney followed closely behind the ambulance so that she could join him at the hospital.
Clearly, this was a serious health crisis.
It was only after Alabama Barker shared a quickly-deleted glimpse on her Instagram Story that fans knew that he was conscious.
Initially, many imagined that Travis’ hospitalization stemmed from clotting issues.
Though he has taken many steps to maintain his health, the drummer did have issues with clotting years ago.
However, reports say that this ailment is something else.
As we previously reported, Travis was suffering from excruciating abdominal pain.
The pain was so intense that he struggled to walk.
Only on Wednesday did the world learn that Travis suffers from pancreatitis.
Pancreatitis’ primary causes are gall stone blockages or heavy alcohol use.
However, there are other causes — including medications, infections, and cancers.
We hope that the most common treatments — IV fluids, pain medications, and antibiotics — can bring Travis a swift recovery.
Just one month ago, Travis and Kourtney married in their third wedding ceremony.
The nuptials took place in a luxurious and historical Italian castle.
Only rarely do married couples encounter “in sickness and in health” challenges so early into a marriage.
Our thoughts are with Travis and his family at this time.
If Kris Jenner has her way, perhaps The Kardashians covers this crisis in some form.
Many fans are already half-joking about this.