Travis Barker's ex Shanna Moakler praises the musician's 'beautiful' wife Kourtney Kardashian in a message of support amid his hospitalization

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Shanna Moakler smiles at the camera in an inset photo; Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian pose in front of a background of roses at the 2022 Met Gala.
Shanna Moakler in 2019, inset; Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian at the 2022 Met Gala.Michael Bezjian/Getty Images for Heroes' Harvest; Cindy Ord/MG22/Getty Images for the Met Museum/Vogue
  • Travis Barker's ex Shanna Moakler released a statement about the musician's recent health scare.

  • "I know he is in great hands and surrounded by loving support," Moakler said in the statement.

  • The model also praised Barker's new wife Kourtney Kardashian, calling her "beautiful."

Shanna Moakler released a statement in support of her ex Travis Barker amid the musician's recent health issues and praised Barker's new wife Kourtney Kardashian as well.

"Thank you to everyone who has reached out with concern to my ex and father of my children," Moakler said in the statement shared with Insider by her representative via email. "I know he is in great hands and surrounded by loving support and the best medical teams available and his beautiful wife Kourtney."

The model continued: "I pray for a speedy recovery and for the comfort of my children as I know they are very concerned and worried. Travis has beat the odds numerous times and I know with his support system he will do it again."

Moakler concluded by reiterating that she will "always be there" for Barker and her children.

The former Playmate's statement comes after news broke earlier this week that Barker was hospitalized for a then-unknown reason.

Barker's 16-year-old daughter Alabama, whom he shares with Moakler, asked fans for prayers on her Instagram stories Tuesday night. Earlier that day, Barker also shared a cryptic tweet that appeared to be posted around the time of his hospitalization, writing "God save me," which is also the title of a Machine Gun Kelly song co-written and produced by Barker.

TMZ reported on Wednesday that sources told them the Blink-182 drummer was hospitalized for pancreatitis, or an inflamed pancreas. According to the outlet, doctors suspected Barker's condition was related to a recent colonoscopy, although a gastroenterologist told Insider that colonoscopy-induced pancreatitis was so rare the reports should be "taken with a grain of salt."

Barker and Moakler were married from 2004 to 2006, and had two children together: daughter Alabama, and son Landon, 18. Barker also remains close to his former stepdaughter Atiana De La Hoya, who Moakler had with her ex Oscar De La Hoya.

The Blink-182 drummer's health scare comes about a month after he and Kardashian officially tied the knot in Portofino, Italy.

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