Blink—182 won’t be back onstage at Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms until Oct. 26, because of a condition to Travis Barker’s arms.
The band’s “Kings of the Weekend” performances set for June 23-24 have been called off because of blood clots inside both of Barker’s arms. The band also called off last weekend’s shows for the same reason.
According to a news release issued today by the Palms, Barker “has been ordered by his doctors to refrain from any activity that may cause further damage or cause the clots to travel.”
Barker posed an explanation of his condition Friday on his Instagram story feed. The statment read that he has developed thrombophlebitis in his bilateral upper extremeties, along with cellulitis. The condition causes blood clots to from in the veins of a person’s arms and legs.
From Barker’s post: “Treated appropriately with antibiotics and anti-coagulants, his condition should improve ove the next few weeks.If untreated or exacerbated, this condition could result in severe adverse effects.”
The note was signed by Dr. Peter H. Grossman, who has advised Barker discontinue all playing until July 1 at the earliest.
“Drumming is my life and it kills me that I can’t perform for you guys this weekend,” Barker said in a statement after the first set of shows was canceled last week. “I hope to be back as soon as I can.”
Barker’s condition will be re-evaluated in early July. The band’s next performances at the Pearl are to be Oct. 26.
Tickets can be exchanged for future “Kings of the Weekend” performances. Refunds will be available at original point of purchase.
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