Musician Mike Posner set out back in April to walk from New Jersey to California, but his journey has been halted due to a rattlesnake bite in Colorado.
According to his site, that is tracking his journey, he had walked 1632 miles of the roughly 3000 miles when the incident occurred. Here’s a video of Posner explaining why he wanted to start the trek.
He was airlifted and given antivenom to survive the bite.
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Whatup doe!!! Crazy day yesterday! I had just crushed 16 miles and was going for 8 more when I got bit by a baby rattlesnake! 🐍 That venom is no joke! I got to the hospital and got the anti-venom in time. Shout outs to G and Mike from the chopper team 🚁 and Bo and Cassie and Whitney (my nurses). I’ll be here a few days and will not be able to walk for several weeks but enjoying the AC and the nice bed, haven’t had those in a while Hahahaha! Can’t wait to get back on The Walk! KEEP GOING!!!!!!
Posner then posted a video to his twitter showing that he is making progress with a walker in the hospital.
From 24 miles per day to using this walker to get to bathroom. I’m on my way back. Gonna rebuild with patience and equanimity. pic.twitter.com/I2HYPmMO7L— mikeposner (@MikePosner) August 10, 2019
Posner has stated that he plans to continue his journey to California after a couple weeks of recovery.
I am keeping my fingers crossed for this guy! I love the vibe he gives off around being positive and discovering himself.
Check out some of the music he has released along his journey.