Kourtney Kardashian calls out paparazzi for selling old pictures of her during husband Travis Barker’s hospitalisation
Last week, the Blink-182 drummer required immediate medical attention as “severe, life-threatening pancreatitis” left him in unbearable pain following a routine endoscopy.
Thankfully, Travis’ condition is now under control, and both he and The Kardashians star Kourtney, who tied the knot in Italy in May, have spoken out about the “scary and emotional week” in a series of posts shared on their respective Instagram Stories.
However, if dealing with the stress of her husband’s medical emergency wasn’t enough, mother-of-three Kourtney was forced to confirm that she “didn’t leave Travis’ side” after the paps sold old snaps of her and try to pass it off as if they were current images. Seriously not cool.
“To the paparazzi who sold pictures of me ‘out and about’ while my husband was in the hospital fighting for his life… these were photos actually taken weeks ago, (I can’t even remember the last time I wore that sweatsuit in the photos)…I didn’t forget about you. A new level of low, monetizing off of our nightmare. Really savagely uncool when I actually didn’t leave his side…shame on you,” Kourtney wrote in an Instagram Story post.
Honestly, why do some people feel the need to kick others when they’re already down? We’re glad Kourtney didn’t mince her words and gave the paparazzi a piece of her mind!
Meanwhile, Kourtney and Travis also thanked fans for their “love and support” after the musician was rushed to the hospital on June 28.
Travis wrote on social media: “I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great. But after dinner, I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalised ever since.
“During the endoscopy, I had a very small polyp removed right in a very sensitive area, usually handled by specialists, which unfortunately damaged a critical pancreatic drainage tube. This resulted in severe life-threatening pancreatitis. I am so very very grateful that with intensive treatment, I am currently much better,” he added.
Kourtney echoed: “Oh, what a scary and emotional week it’s been. Our health is everything, and sometimes we take for granted how quickly it can change. Travis and I went in together for a routine endoscopy, and he ended up with severe, life-threatening pancreatitis. I am so thankful to God for healing my husband, for all your prayers for him and for us, for the overwhelming outpouring of love and support. I am so touched and grateful. I am so grateful to our specialists, doctors and nurses at Cedars Sinai for taking such wonderful care of my husband and me during our stay”.
In a follow-up Story, Kourtney added: “It’s crazy how sometimes words could never truly express the gratitude or feelings I have inside of me.”
Here’s to hoping Travis makes a full recovery and can get back home to his family as soon as possible!