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Singer-songwriter Mike Posner recovering from rattlesnake bite

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Lora Ball | 12 August, 2019, 14:43

Singer-songwriter Mike Posner was hospitalized this week after he was bitten on the ankle by a rattlesnake.

On Saturday, Posner shared a video from the hospital in which he tentatively takes a few small steps with the help of a walker.

On Sunday, he said on Instagram that he had known his trek would be challenging and that he "could die doing it", but that he felt proud of himself for pursuing his dream.

Posner said he was able to get the anti-venom in time, but will have to stay in the hospital for a couple of days and will not be able to walk for weeks.

The "Cooler Than Me" singer kicked off his walk across the country on April 15 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. HUGE shout outs to Stephanie, Fergie, Bo, Angie, Eddie, mike, dr black, dr van Birmingham, dr Gordon, dr Shapiro, Natalie, carol, Megan, Jeremy, and my whole family in ICU. "So don't feel sorry for me. I'm proud of this pain".

The Grammy-nominated musician, also known for "I Took a Pill in Ibiza", launched his inspiring "Walk Across America" project in April and has been going on daily, multi-mile walks across the USA ever since.

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"That venom is no joke!" he clarified. Lyrics include: "Walked across OH, took me 50 days / I talked to the stars, they were happy that I came / Some days I'm a genius, others I'm insane".

While it remains to be seen when Mike Posner will be able to get back on the road, we wish him a speedy recovery!

"Shout outs to G and Mike from the chopper team and Bo and Cassie and Whitney (my nurses)", Posner tweeted on Thursday.

"Can't wait to get back on The Walk!" he added. "✨" he wrote in another post.

Posner began his hike across the United States in April, starting in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Celebrities including Millie Bobby Brown, Ryan Tedder and Joe Jonas offered Posner their support in comments to the Instagram posts.

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