January 5, 2016


Travis Barker Told To Go To Hospital Immediately, Finishes Set Instead

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Tim Mosenfelder/FilmMagic

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is kind of the definition of a modern-day rock star, right? If you don't believe us, just get a load of this story: On Saturday, at his #GiveTheDrummerSome residency at Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas, Barker was rocking a 104 degree fever.

It was high enough to cause real concern, and paramedics told the musician to head straight to the hospital. What did Travis do instead? He finished the set. Seriously.

Barker shared the following statement:

"Thanks to everybody that came to Hyde Bellagio this past Saturday for the show and sound check. I had a 104 temp and was severely nauseous and dizzy. The paramedics demanded I not play and go to the hospital asap. I said I'm playing till I either pass out, throw up or die. Met so many of you guys at sound check that came from Mexico, Australia, etc. and there was no way I was gonna let you guys down. I got thru my entire set and I appreciate all the love."

Pretty badass, if you ask us. When you're done processing this act of major rockstar-ness, check out TB in our adorable pop-punk dads gallery, and click through our list of the 11 strongest pop-punk debuts of all time.