Travis Barker gave followers an replace through social media on Friday (March 3) as he recovered from an operation on his damaged ring finger.
“Thank you for all the love and prayers and understanding this week as I went into surgery,” the drummer wrote on Instagram alongside a slideshow of images from the hospital. “It was a tough resolution to make however in the end I couldn’t proceed to play the drums with out it. It was inevitable that my finger would have dislocated once more with out fixing the torn ligament surgically.
“So grateful for Dr. Shin and that my surgery was a success so that I can keep doing what I love,” he continued earlier than promising, “See you guys on tour soon. (trigger warning: last photo is hard to look at).”
Blink-182‘s wildly anticipated world tour — marking the first time Barker, Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge have played live together since 2014 — was forced to be postponed due to the drummer’s damage, which occurred throughout rehearsals early final month earlier than he harm it once more two weeks later.
“This has been something we’ve been aiming to do for so long and we work so hard and we just kind of had one of those freak accidents that nobody saw coming,” DeLonge defined whereas making the announcement on Wednesday (March 1). “This is just so sad. These were the biggest shows we ever played. These are some of the most important places in the world for for a band this is like the pinnacle of our career was coming down and playing for you guys. So I really want you all to know, we are devastated and we plan to come back.”
The worldwide trek was initially schedule to begin in Latin America subsequent week with exhibits booked in Tijuana, Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Bogotà, Lima and elsewhere, however will now be pushed again till Barker has absolutely recuperated.
Take a look at Barker’s post-surgery message and images right here — and contemplate your self warned earlier than scrolling to the second pic.