Grammy-nominated musician Mike Posner has finally been discharged after being hospitalized from a rattlesnake bite during his walk across America.
The purpose of his nearly 3,000-mile journey is to inspire others to seize the day. Posner released a new song every time he crossed a state border. His Colorado song was “Prince Akeem” featuring Wiz Khalifa. Top hits also include “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” and “Please Don’t Go.”
He’s also known for his break-out song, “Cooler Than Me”:
Posner was unexpectedly bitten by a baby rattlesnake in Colorado just after completing a 16-mile walk. He was airlifted to the hospital and got the anti-venom in time. After days in the hospital, Posner is finally returning home to rehabilitate.
Posner expressed his gratitude for the hospital staff who took care of him. In a recent post on Instagram, he says “the only time I cried throughout this whole process is when he thought about all the “incredible, selfless, and professional people in the hospital and EMS.”
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The only time I cried this whole process was when I thought about all these INCREDIBLE, SELFLESS, PROFESSIONAL people in the hospital, and EMS, and Whitney/Cassie at La Junta, and my ICU family. and my sister, and @alexbanayan and Colin and the list goes on and on if people who helped me keep my foot. I’ve been discharged and I’m going home to rehabilitate now. I’m still using a walker and crutches to ambulate. It’s going to be a good minute before I can take extended walks again but no one ever said this would be easy! I love you guys so much. Thank you for your support in this time. KEEP GOING.
While Posner says he will still need to rely on a walker and crutches to get around, he remained in good spirits as he posted a video from his hospital bed smiling and referring to himself as a “butterfly flying through a broken sky.”
Despite the minor setback, Posner is still going strong. He promises to continue his journey across America once he’s fully recovered and back on his feet.
It’s gonna take more than a rattlesnake to keep me down! KEEP GOING. pic.twitter.com/Iwgn0mJuhE
— mikeposner (@MikePosner) August 12, 2019
Be aware of wildlife in Colorado, especially rattlesnakes. As you hike, watch where you step on trails or rocky areas. If you encounter a rattlesnake on the trail, keep a safe distance and give the snake time to move away. Do not ever attempt to move a snake. If you or someone you know has been bitten, seek immediate medical attention. Here are a few extra tips from Colorado.gov on avoiding dangerous rattlesnake encounters.
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