Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has not been having a great year so far. Earlier this year, it was reported that Barker was suffering from blood clots in his arms, which forced the band to postpone its ongoing residency in Las Vegas. Then in July, he met with a serious road accident after a school bus rammed into his SUV.
Against all odds, while Barker (who also survived an air crash in 2008) was expected to be cleared to play soon, his condition with the blood clots reportedly only worsened. Now, as TMZ reports, Barker has filed a lawsuit against the medical center which he claims is responsible for his ongoing health issues.
According to Barker’s lawsuit, his health issues began after receiving a routine MRI at the Medical Imaging Center in Santa Monica, California. Barker alleges that he was to be sedated before the procedure, but technicians were unable to find a vein and stuck him at least 40 times in the arms with a dirty needle, causing him to suffer nerve damage and develop a staph infection.
Additionally, Barker has filed a separate lawsuit against the school bus driver who crashed into his vehicle in Calabasas, California in July. Barker’s 14-year-old son, who was in the passenger seat with his dad at the time of the accident, is also mentioned in the lawsuit.