Mike Posner Struggling To Walk After Rattlesnake Bite
Mike Posner posted an update on Saturday after news broke that he was bit by a baby rattlesnake and airlifted to treatment on Thursday.
Mike was crossing from Kansas to Colorado on an epic walk across the United States when he was bit. He also sent a thank you message to more than a dozen ICU staffers, and noted that he would continue physical therapy in order to walk again.
"From 24 miles per day to using this walker to get to bathroom. I'm on my way back. 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," he captioned a video of himself struggling to walk with a walker.
He later shared a video from his hospital bed of him reciting what appear to be new song lyrics that focus on his frustrations with the distracted way he lives his life.
"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. 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. 🌳🌼🦁✨🙏🏻" he wrote in another post.
He continued, writing that he would be in the hospital for "a few days," and would be unable to walk for several weeks, but hoped to start up his trip again as soon as possible.
A rep for Posner said he will be okay, but "needs to recover for a few weeks."