Pregnant Kourtney Kardashian Speaks Out After Hospitalization for "Urgent Fetal Surgery"

After Travis Barker left Blink-182's ongoing World Tour suddenly over an urgent family matter, Kourtney Kardashian shared details on her hospitalization and how doctors were able to save her baby boy.

By Lindsay Weinberg, Hayley Santaflorentina Sep 06, 2023 7:59 PMTags
Watch: Kourtney Kardashian Reveals "Urgent Fetal Surgery"

Kourtney Kardashian is sharing details of her family's emergency.

After Blink-182 announced Sept. 1 that Travis Barker would be leaving the band's European tour early to deal with an "urgent family matter," the pregnant reality star detailed her hospitalization and fetal surgery that saved their baby boy.

"I will be forever grateful to my incredible doctors for saving our baby's life," Kourtney wrote on Instagram Sept. 6. "I am eternally grateful to my husband who rushed to my side from tour to be with me in the hospital and take care of me afterwards, my rock."

She also acknowledged mom Kris Jenner, saying, "And to my mom, thank you for holding my hand through this."

"As someone who has had three really easy pregnancies in the past, I wasn't prepared for the fear of rushing into urgent fetal surgery," Kourtney continued. "I don't think anyone who hasn't been through a similar situation can begin to understand that feeling of fear. I have a whole new understanding and respect for the mamas who have had to fight for their babies while pregnant."

Kourtney Kardashian's Pregnancy With Her and Travis Barker's Baby

She concluded her message, "Praise be to God. Walking out of the hospital with my baby boy in my tummy and safe was the truest blessing."

The 44-year-old, who tied the knot with Travis last year, added a black and white photo of the drummer holding her hand in the hospital. Underneath, her husband commented, "God is great." 

Blink-182 first announced Travis' departure with a statement to their Instagram stories, "Due to an urgent family matter, Travis has had to return home to the States," the rock band, who was in Scotland at the time for a Sept. 2 show, wrote. "The Glasgow, Belfast, and Dublin shows are being postponed. More information in regards to his return to Europe and rescheduled dates will be provided as soon as available."

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Travis also shared several images from the Glasgow prayer room to his Instagram Story. 

It was on this world tour, during which Travis and Mark Hoppus reunited with Tom DeLonge for the first time in nearly a decade, that he and Kourtney first announced they were expecting. 


Back in June, the happy couple—who had been open about their journey to have a baby together—told the world their sweet news at a Blink-182 concert in Los Angeles. During the show, the Poosh founder held up a sign that read, "Travis I'm pregnant," paying homage to the group's 1999 "All The Small Things" video. She later kissed the drummer in celebration. 

Kourtney and Travis' blended family also includes the Lemme founder's three children from her prior relationship with Scott Disick: Mason, 13; Penelope, 10; and Reign, 8, as well as Travis' children Landon, 19, and Alabama, 17, with ex-wife Shanna Moakler. He's also stepdad to the former beauty queen's daughter Atiana De La Hoya, 24. 

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Then weeks after announcing Kourtney's pregnancy, the couple announced they were expecting a baby boy

The pair have been very candid about their pregnancy journey on The Kardashians, as well as on social media, with Kourtney also frequently taking to Instagram to show off her baby bump.

Back in August, amid a carousel of images of Kourtney posing in a red bikini, the expecting mom penned a sweet message to her baby boy. "growing you inside of me, my son," she captioned the August 8 post, "is the greatest blessing, honor and joy."

To see photos from Kourtney's pregnancy journey so far, read on.

Bump Kiss

Travis Barker kisses his pregnant wife's bare baby bump, which she showcased while wearing a pair of light blue jeans and a white tank top, as seen in the Blink 182 drummer's Aug. 26, 2023 Instagram post.

Garden Style

Kourtney Kardashian embraced her bare baby bump in a casual outfit during a stroll through a garden in August 2023.

Bikini Bump

Kourtney showed her baby bump in a red bikini.

Four Generations

Kourtney's little one is ready to meet aunt Khloe Kardashian, grandma Kris Jenner and great-grandma MJ Campbell.

A Silver Lining

"lost and found," she captioned a gallery of photos July 21.

Sleek Style

She showed off her edgy attire featuring a sheer bodysuit.

Mommy & Me

Kourtney and daughter Penelope Disick rocked similar styles during the 11-year-old's birthday trip to Hawaii in July 2023.

Leopard Print

The star revealed her baby bump in a leopard-print bikini during her daughter Penelope Disick's 11th birthday trip to Hawaii in July 2023.

Barbie Pink

The star showcases her baby bump in a pink cut-out dress during her daughter Penelope Disick's 11th birthday trip to Hawaii in July 2023.

Hot Pink

Kourtney reclined in a pink bikini over the Fourth of July weekend.

Double Trouble

Her summer pool day also included a matching look with TikToker Addison Rae.

Little Black Dress

She snapped a mirror pic in a sleeveless black gown that embraced her bump. As husband Travis commented, "Hot stuff."

Hitting the Gym

Kourtney gave a look at her baby bump during a recent training session.


The Poosh founder bared her bump in a pink asymmetrical bodysuit by Jacquemus during her vacation in Hawaii on July 12.

Bathroom Selfie

She rocked sunglasses and a white trench coat in a photo dump posted July 5.

Going Up (Or Down)

Kourtney showcased her baby bump in an elevator mirror selfie, as seen in a photo posted on her Instagram Story July 2.

Little Drummer

Kourtney is already getting her son familiar with drums.

It's a Boy!

Kourtney and Travis appeared at their sex reveal party, during which they announced they are expecting a son.

Twinning at North West's Birthday Party

The pregnant star appeared with sister Kim Kardashian at her daughter North West's 10th birthday pajama party in June 2023.

Bikini Bump

She shared a look at her growing belly on June 23.

Catching Some Rays

Her pool day outfit was complete with a string bikini and shades.

Preparing to Announce

A behind-the-scenes look at Kourtney crafting her sign for the concert.

Baby on Board!

Kourtney Kardashian publicly revealed her pregnancy at the Blink-182 concert in Los Angeles June 16, holding up a sign to husband Travis Barker that parodied the band's "All the Small Things" music video.

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