T Pennington took to Instagram on Friday to share that he was admitted to the intensive care unit days after attending. Barbie Premiere in Los Angeles.
In the post, former host Extreme Makeover: Home Edition It was revealed that he was admitted to the hospital after an abscess in his throat blocked his airway. He also shared several photos of him lying in a hospital bed at the premiere.
“From the red carpet to the ICU… this past week has been fun! I’m fine now and still recovering,” he wrote. “To shed some light on why I’ve been MIA…Sunday I hit the red carpet for @barbiethemovie, Monday I flew to Colorado to start filming in Breckinridge, Tuesday morning I woke up at 4am and couldn’t even breathe, that sore throat. For the past month I have had an abscess that has grown so large that it is blocking my airway. Next thing I know, I was intubated and flown to the ICU in Denver.
Pennington said she hoped he would be OK. He noted that after surgery on Wednesday, he was released from the ICU the next day.
“Thank you so much to all the wonderful staff at St.Antony’s in Lakewood, CO & Summit Health in Frisco for taking such great care of me,” he added in his post. “A great reminder to listen to your body when it’s telling you something.”
Pennington was among the many other stars who graced the pink carpet Barbie The film’s cast includes Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Issa Rae, Simu Liu, Michael Cera, and Kate McKinnon. Directed by Greta Gerwig, the film hits theaters on July 21.
He was also promoting HGTV’s upcoming four-part series Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge, he is also contesting. Ashley Graham presents the series, which premieres on July 16.