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Travis Barker (Blink-182) Discusses Quitting Drugs After Health Scare

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has discussed in a new interview about why he decided to quit smoking weed after discovering he had six stomach ulcers earlier this year.

Barker was forced to cancel a string of shows in May after being diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus and was taken to hospital for an emergency tonsillectomy. Check out an excerpt from the interview below.

"They found that I had six ulcers, and I had a condition called Barrett's esophagus, which is basically from really extreme acid reflux or if you excessively smoked, your esophagus lining becomes pre-cancerous. Right then and there, I changed my whole life around. I had to stop eating and drinking certain things. And I had this lump in my throat around the same time. My tonsils were three to four times the size they should have been.

I used to love smoking weed. I would smoke weed at night if I had anxiety. I always thought I'd be able to do that for the rest of my life, but when your health is on the line, you don't mess around. I love being a dad and I love playing music. I'm not trying to give up any of that."

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