Singer Mike Posner hospitalised after being bitten by a baby rattlesnake
Singer Mike Posner hospitalized
After being bitten by a baby rattlesnake
ON HIS WALK ACROSS AMERICA.
Mike Posner is recovering after being bitten by a. The singer, known for hits like “Cooler Than Me” and “Please Don’t Go,” shared the news on social media Thursday.
“Crazy day yesterday! I had just crushed 16 miles and was going for 8 more when I got bit by a baby rattlesnake,” he captioned a video on Instagram. “That venom is no joke!”
Posner, 31, has been on a Forrest Gump-style Walk Across America, which began in Asbury, N.J. and is set to end in Venice Beach, Calif.
“I got to the hospital and got the anti-venom in time,” he said, thanking the team who airlifted him to safety. “I’ll be here a few days and will not be able to walk for several weeks but enjoying the AC and the nice bed, haven’t had those in a while Hahahaha! Can’t wait to get back on The Walk!”
Singer Mike Posner has been airlifted to hospital where he is recovering after being bitten by a rattlesnake during his trek across America. The “Cooler Than Me” and “Please Don’t Go,”singer who is currently walking across the United States, from New Jersey to California. “Crazy day yesterday! I had just crushed 16 miles and was going for 8 more when I got bit by a baby rattlesnake,” as he crossed from Kansas to Colorado on Wednesday. Sharing a video on Instagram, the 31-year-old revealed that he is currently receiving treatment but won’t be able to continue his walk for “several weeks”. The “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” singer is OK after the incident but is recovering in the hospital.
The clip sees Mike lying in a gurney as he’s wheeled along by medical staff, he captioned it: That venom is no joke! I got to the hospital and got the anti-venom in time. Shout outs to G and Mike from the chopper team and Bo and Cassie and Whitney (my nurses). I’ll be here a few days and will not be able to walk for several weeks but enjoying the AC and the nice bed, haven’t had those in a while Hahahaha! Can’t wait to get back on the Walk! KEEP GOING!!!!!!”
Thankfully Mike will survive his snake bite
In another video from the hospital, the Grammy-nominated artist thanked fans for “all sending me your support”. His celebrity friends were quick to send their well-wishes too, with Millie Bobbi Brown commenting: “What!!! Get well soon, sending best wishes to you.” Joe Jonas said: “Rest up bro. Glad you are OK,” and Jessie J added: “You are a real-life superhero.”
Rattlesnake bites on people are rarely fatal, with less than one in 600 resulting in death, according to the US Forest Service, while a third of bites do not actually contain venom. Mike began his hike across the US in April, starting in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He had planned to walk 20 miles a day, aiming to reach California in September, but his injury will now see his end date pushed back.