Ty Pennington is recuperating from a health scare that left him in dire shape. The “Trading Spaces” star revealed on Instagram Friday that he was rushed to a Denver-area hospital and intubated this week, just days after attending the “Barbie” movie premiere in Los Angeles.
“This last week has been interesting!” he captioned photos of himself lying in his hospital bed, telling his 250,000 followers that he is “okay now” but “still recovering.”
“Sunday I hit the red carpet for the Barbie movie and Monday I flew to Colorado to start filming in Breckinridge and Tuesday morning I woke up at 4:00 am and could barely breathe Turns out, that sore throat I’ve had for the last month was actually an abscess which had grown so large it was closing off my airway.”
Pennington, 58, shared that he underwent surgery Wednesday and was released from the ICU the following day.
“Thank you so much to all the amazing staff at St. Anthony’s in Lakewood, CO & Summit Health in Frisco for taking such a great care of me he added.
The former “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” host then warned his fans to “LISTEN to your body when it’s telling you something.”
Pennington’s followers flooded his comments with wishes for a speedy recovery.“omg I am glad to hear you are recovering!!! That is very serious! Sending a hug,” one user wrote with heart emojis.
“Wow! What a scary turn of events! Please take care of yourself,” another added.