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This will be a HUGE bummer for any fans who were looking forward to seeing their favorite pop-punk band this month!
Blink 182 has had to cancel or reschedule several tour dates, along with their appearance at this year's Bamboozle, due to drummer Travis Barker's emergency tonsillectomy.
Since recovery is expected to take over a few weeks, the band has rescheduled their May 10th and 11th concerts at the Winstar Casino in Thackerville, OK for September 13 and 14, 2012.
The rest of the dates are not so lucky. Here are six shows that WILL NOT be rescheduled and have just been cancelled:
A Kansas man has set the world record for having the largest tonsils.
During a recent tonsillectomy, doctors measured 21-year-old Justin Werner's tonsils to be 2.1 inches long, 1.1 inches wide, and 0.7 inches thick, "smashing" the old record, according to Guinness World Records.
Having his tonsils taken out was a life-changing experience for Justin as he suffered from chronic sore throats and an "epic" snoring problem. He says it would even affect his social life. "I’d be kind of quiet sometimes," Justin said. "If I talked too much in one day I’d have a sore throat the next day, and it wouldn’t be fun."
He at least got something out of his suffering! On June 22, he officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records, receiving a letter and certificate. He says, "I find it more humorous than anything."
As for his medical problems, Justin says that ever since his tonsils were taken out, he hasn't snored once.
Fantastic news! And, um, congrats on the world record!
[Image via Guinness World Records.]