Drummer Travis Barker (47) has had a successful finger operation. He was "so grateful" that the "surgery went well so I can keep doing what I love," the 182 star wrote on Instagram. The accompanying photo shows him in a hospital bed with his hand in a cast.
He also thanks for the "love, prayers and understanding" shown to him. Deciding on the operation was difficult for him. But "without them I wouldn't have been able to continue playing the drums," explains the musician. He elaborates: "It was inevitable that my finger would have dislocated again had the torn ligament not been surgically repaired."
How the procedure went can be seen in the second picture of the series. "The last photo is difficult to look at," Barker warns his followers. He had previously shared detailed shots of his injured finger with his fans.
Travis Barker sustained the injury while playing drums on February 8th. "I was playing drums in rehearsals yesterday and bumped my finger so badly it dislocated it and tore the ligaments," he said on Twitter at the time.
The concerts planned for early March in South America had to be postponed by Blink-182. "I'm so sorry for everyone in South America that we can't come," singer and guitarist Tom DeLonge (47) apologized in a video message. "I want you all to know that we are devastated and planning to come back," he continued. But first Travis Barker has to "undergo an operation on his finger and we have to get him healthy".