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Travis Barker fans have flocked to social media in disdain over the Blink-182 drummer being labelled simply as 'Kourtney Kardashian's husband'.
The pair got hitched in Las Vegas following the 64th Grammy Awards on 6 April. The ceremony was officiated by an Elvis Presley impersonator at the One Love Chapel, Nevada.
They also had a lavish ceremony at Dolce & Gabbana's L'Ulivetta villa in Italy on 22 May and a more intimate ceremony in Santa Barbara, California.
However, fans have since spoken out about some of the reporting around the musician since his marriage to the Kardashian, arguing the labelling of Barker as simply 'Kourtney Kardashian's husband' is reductive.
Many users flocked to Twitter to point out how Barker was well-known before his marriage and that his musical talents should be highlighted opposed to him just being referred to in relation to his marriage.
One said: "Travis Barker is one of the most talented and prolific drummers of a generation. Hurts to see him referred to simply as Kourtney Kardashian's husband."
"I hope Travis Barker, husband of Kourtney Kardashian, is okay and I also think it’s hilarious that finally, a man’s life achievement is reduced to his marriage. Well played, media," another wrote.
A third spoke out about how Barker is referred to, while also reflecting on his current state of ill-health. "Okay, but can we please not refer to him as Kourtney Kardashian's husband, Travis Barker? Pretty sure he's made quite a name for himself on his own over the past, hmmmm, 20+ years. Sending all the good and healing vibes to him!" they said.
It’s Travis Barker, not Kourtney Kardashian’s husband. His name can stand on its own, and if you don’t know that - you shouldn’t be reporting it.— 🅡🅐🅔 🅗🅞🅛🅛🅘🅓🅐🅨.com (@RaeHolliday) June 29, 2022
Every time I see “Travis Barker, husband of Kourtney Kardashian” I die a little inside— Emily (@emjojo_) June 30, 2022
I don’t know what’s wrong with Travis Barker but I’m pretty sure being known simply as “Kourtney Kardashian’s husband” now isn’t helping.— WhatserName (@IamEveryDayPpl) June 29, 2022
If Travis Barker were to die, I'm pretty sure his cause of death would be due to being reduced to being "Kourtney Kardashian's husband" instead of the famous talented drummer he actually is.— The Me. (@TheMeIsHereNow) June 29, 2022
Such a shame to see Travis Barker just be referred to as "Kourtney Kardashian's Husband". The man is one of the greatest drummers to have lived. Jesus Christ— David Pearson (@DP_OverTheBar) June 29, 2022
Barker was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, 28 June.
He was first taken to West Hills Hospital and Medical Center but required additional care.
His wife was by his side the whole time.
Seeing a headline write "kourtney kardashians husband has been rushed to hospital" like Travis Barker hasn't been relevant longer than her?— jackie (@mailboxbuttrfly) June 29, 2022
On Saturday, 2 July, the drummer broke his silence by taking to social media to let fans know he had suffered from 'life threatening pancreatitis'.
The Blink-182 drummer wrote: "I went in for an endoscopy Monday feeling great. But after dinner, I developed excruciating pain and have been hospitalized 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 severe life threatening pancreatitis."
However, he reassured followers he is 'much better' and noted he is 'so very grateful' for the 'intensive treatment' he received.
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