So scary! Mike Posner was rushed to the hospital on Thursday, August 8, right after he was bit by a rattlesnake during his walk across the United States. “Whatup doe!!!” the 31-year-old captioned a video of himself giving the thumbs up on a gurney as he was escorted by doctors and nurses in the medical center. “Crazy day yesterday! I had just crushed 16 miles and was going for eight more when I got bit by a baby rattlesnake! 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).”
The “Cooler Than Me” singer continued the post by revealing that he would be sitting put for quite some time. “I’ll be here for 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!!!!!!”
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THE WALK ACROSS AMERICA. DAY 24 || ALTOONA, PA || 290/2795 MILES WALKED I’ve walked two dubs (20 mile days) in a row!! My body is definitely tired but acclimating to the work load. I LOVE walking. Yesterday we started in Amish farmland, entered a city and ended again in the mountains. As I get further west, the birds sound more and more like the birds where I grew up in Michigan. Peace to @kylesluga
Many celebrities took the comments section to wish the Grammy nominee a speedy recovery. Millie Bobby Brown wrote, “What!!!! Get well soon, sending best wishes to you,” while Joe Jonas echoed, “Rest up, bro. Glad you are OK.” Jessie J added, “You are a real life super hero.”
Of course, fans couldn’t help but show Mike some love on social media, too. One person wrote, “Go, Mike!!! We will be there in spirit! Live on, brother,” while a second person said, “You are so inspiring! Positivity even when bitten by a rattlesnake! I love your dedication to your dream of doing what makes you happy!”
The Michigan native is currently on a mission to walk across the whole country by foot and along the way, he would release a new song in each state he crossed into. According to his Instagram bio, he has currently walked 1,800 out of 2,833 miles.
Mike also posted several videos of his progress — including one of him walking again. Additionally, another clip showed him rapping from his hospital bed, and it seems like he still has his eye on the prize. “I knew walking across America was going to be dangerous,” he confessed. “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.”
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THE WALK ACROSS AMERICA. DAY 19 || State College, PA || 211/2960 MILES WALKED. Today I’m taking a zero day and playing for the kids at Penn State 🤴🌼🌳🦁✨🙏🏻. I’ll play for free, acoustic on old main lawn at 3:30. If it rains I’ll play at the HUB. Thank you for all the support on this journey. I love… PS – can anyone professionally braid hair here in State College?
You got this, Mike!
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