Ty Pennington, television host and carpenter, recently found himself in the intensive care unit (ICU) after attending the highly anticipated Barbie premiere in Los Angeles. Taking to Instagram, Pennington shared the shocking news with his followers, revealing that he had been intubated in the hospital due to a concerning abscess in his throat.
In a series of posts, Pennington shared photos of himself lying in a hospital bed and posing on the red carpet at the star-studded premiere. The photos captured the severity of his condition and the stark contrast between his appearance at the premiere and in the hospital.
Pennington explained that he had been experiencing a persistent sore throat for over a month, dismissing it as a minor inconvenience. However, it quickly escalated into a life-threatening situation when the abscess closed off his airway, restricting his ability to breathe.
Fortunately, the television personality underwent successful surgery, allowing him to be released from the ICU. Despite the harrowing experience, Pennington assured his fans that he is expected to make a full recovery. He expressed his profound gratitude to the dedicated medical staff at St. Anthony’s and Summit Health for their exceptional care during his time of need.
The Barbie premiere was attended by several other famous faces, including Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. Alongside them, Pennington was present to promote HGTV’s upcoming series, Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge. In this reality TV show, contestants compete to design the ultimate Barbie Dreamhouse. The series, which Pennington himself competes on, is set to premiere on July 16 and will be hosted by the stunning Ashley Graham.
Meanwhile, the much-anticipated Barbie film, directed by Greta Gerwig, is set to hit theaters on July 21. Moviegoers are eagerly awaiting the release, hoping to witness Gerwig’s unique vision and the iconic toy’s journey on the big screen.
Although Ty Pennington’s ICU admission served as a shocking reminder of the unpredictable nature of life, it appears he is now on the road to recovery. As fans eagerly anticipate both the upcoming series and film, Pennington’s bravery and resilience stand as an inspiration to all.