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Ty Pennington’s Health Scare After ‘Barbie’ Premiere: What We Know So Far

Ty Pennington, the former host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, took to Instagram on Friday to share that he was admitted to the intensive care unit just days after attending the Barbie premiere in Los Angeles. Here’s all we know about the incident and how the artist is faring after surgery.

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What happened to Ty Pennington after the ‘Barbie’ premiere?

Ty Pennington, who was there at the Barbie premiere to promote HGTV’s upcoming series Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge on which he is a competitor, recently shared several photos on Instagram of himself in the hospital. The photo slides included a few shots of him lying in a hospital bed and another of picture him at the Barbie premiere. There he revealed that he was intubated in the hospital after an abscess in his throat closed off his airway.

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“From the red carpet, to the ICU… this last week has been interesting! I’m okay now, still recovering,” Pennington wrote to his followers on Instagram. “To shed some light on why I was MIA… Sunday I hit the red carpet for @barbiethemovie , monday I flew to Colorado to start filming in Breckinridge and Tuesday morning I woke up at 4am and could barely breathe Turns out, that sore throat Ive had for the last month was actually an abscess which had grown so large it was closing off my airway. Next thing I know, I was intubated and flown to the ICU in Denver.”

How is Ty Pennington doing now?

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The multi-talented actor said that he is expected to make a full recovery, while also noting that he underwent surgery on Wednesday and was released from the ICU the following day. Pennington is doing better and also dedicated a section of his post to thank the healthcare workers who took care of him. “Thank you so much to all the amazing staff at St.Anthony’s in Lakewood, CO & Summit Health in Frisco for taking such great care of me,” wrote Ty. “A great reminder to LISTEN to your body when it’s telling you something.”