Mike Posner Gives Recovery Update After Getting Bit By A Rattlesnake

By Katrina Nattress

August 11, 2019

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Mike Posner has had a scary week, but that's not bringing down his spirits. On Thursday (August 8), the singer-songwriter was airlifted to the hospital after suffering a rattlesnake bite while on an epic journey walking across America. Though the attack slowed him down, it's not stopping him. On Saturday (August 10), the "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" shared a recovery update on Instagram.

"From 24 miles per day to using this walker to get to bathroom. I’m on my way back," he wrote alongside a video documenting his physical therapy. "Gonna rebuild with patience and equanimity. HUGE shout outs to Stephanie, Fergie, Bo, Angie, Eddie, mike, dr black, dr van Birmingham, dr Gordon, dr Shapiro, Natalie, carol, Megan, Jeremy, and my whole family in ICU. Molly and her husband from PT are gonna come help me walk again tomorrow. KEEP GOING."

The next day (August 11), he shared another post in the hospital, this time freestyling in bed. "I knew walking across America was going to be dangerous. I knew I could die doing it. I still might. So don’t feel sorry for me," he captioned the post. "I’m proud I’m in this hospital after chasing my dream and not sitting on the couch watching Netflix. I’m proud of this pain. If you understand this message, do not leave me sympathy comments, just write KEEP GOING."

Check out the inspiring posts below.

Posner began his journey on April 15 in New Jersey and was hoping to make it to Venice, California by October, trekking 24 miles per day by foot. He suffered the rattlesnake bite in Colorado but intends on finishing "The Walk" once he recovers. Follow Posner's epic journey here.

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