Singer Mike Posner, known for his hit songs “Cooler than Me” and “Please Don’t Go,” was airlifted to a hospital after being bitten by a rattlesnake.
Posner, 31, was in the middle of a walk across the United States when he was bitten in Colorado on Wednesday.
The day after, Posner posted a video of himself in a hospital, even flashing a thumbs-up. He wrote on Instagram, “Crazy day yesterday! I had just crushed 16 miles and was going for 8 more when I got [bitten] by a baby rattlesnake! 🐍 .”
He went on, “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).”
View this post on Instagram
Whatup doe!!! Crazy day yesterday! I had just crushed 16 miles and was going for 8 more when I got but 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). 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!!!!!!
Posner noted that he’ll be recovering at the hospital for “a few days.” While he can’t “walk for several weeks,” Posner looked on the bright side, noting, “enjoying the AC and the nice bed, haven’t had those in a while.”
TMZ also obtained a photo of Mike’s swollen feet. According to a source, the snake jumped out of nowhere and bit into his left leg.
Posner kicked off his walk in April in New Jersey. At the time, he admitted he was “terrified,” telling Billboard magazine, “The allure of it is its difficulty, its magnitude — and the inevitability of self-growth through the project. I don't feel like I'm walking to show people who I am. I'm walking to find out who I'll become."
He was inspired to go on the walk after the deaths of his father and close friend Avicci. He emphasized, “I feel everyone has a list of things they'd like to do in life and then a list of things they have to do. After (the deaths) I realized I couldn't wait to do these things I had to do on that list. I'd been putting (the walk) off for years and years and years. The time is now."