Kourtney Kardashian Reveals She Underwent Urgent Fetal Surgery

The reality star’s husband Travis Barker postponed tour dates after she was hospitalized.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 17: Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian attend the 2022 GQ M...
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Days after Travis Barker postponed Blink-182 tour dates to fly home for an “urgent family matter,” his pregnant wife Kourtney Kardashian explained what led to his return. In a pregnancy update posted to Instagram on Sept. 6, the reality star revealed she nearly lost their baby and was hospitalized to undergo urgent fetal surgery. “I will be forever grateful to my incredible doctors for saving our baby’s life,” she began her note, captioning a photo of her holding Barker’s tattooed hand in a hospital bed.

Kardashian went on to thank him and her mom Kris Jenner for being by her side. “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 wrote. “And to my mom, thank you for holding my hand through this.” Without explaining exactly what happened, she said she wasn’t braced for any complications with her baby. “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,” she wrote. “I don’t think anyone who hasn’t been through a similar situation can begin to understand that feeling of fear.”

The Poosh founder concluded her letter by sharing how she gained a newfound understanding and respect for mothers “who have had to fight for their babies while pregnant,” and expressing gratitude that she’s still carrying her fourth child. “Walking out of the hospital with my baby boy in my tummy and safe was the truest blessing,” she wrote.

Speaking to PEOPLE on Sept. 7, a source claimed that the reality star was “very scared after finding out that her baby needed a surgery.” The insider continued: “She didn’t want to talk about what was going on. She is doing okay now. She is still resting at home with Travis.”

The couple announced that they were expecting their first child together in June with a vintage Blink-182 reference. While Barker was performing with his band in Los Angeles, Kardashian held up a sign in the audience that read “Travis I’m Pregnant,” nodding to their “All The Small Things” video from 2002, with many of their children and family members also in attendance. Over a week later, she revealed they were having a son with a drum-themed gender reveal on Instagram. “Little drummer boy coming soon,” she wrote.

Kardashian shares three kids with ex-boyfriend Scott Disick — 13-year-old son Mason, 11-year-old daughter Penelope, and 8-year-old son Reign. The drummer has two children, 19-year-old son Landon and 17-year-old daughter Alabama, as well as stepdaughter Atiana De La Hoya with ex-wife Shanna Moakler.