Musician Mike Posner had an ambitious goal: A 9-month, 3,000-mile walk across America.
Unfortunately, that goal hit a major snag when the “Cooler Than Me” singer was bitten by a rattlesnake on Aug. 7, shortly after entering Colorado and just four months into his project.
Posner tweeted that he had already walked 16 miles on Aug. 7 and was shooting for 8 more when he was bitten by a baby rattlesnake. He was taken to a hospital and given anti-venom. The tweet also included a video of Posner giving a thumbs up while being pushed in a stretcher.
Whatup doe!!! Crazy day yesterday! I had just crushed 16 miles and was going for 8 more when I got but by a baby rattlesnake! 🐍 That venom is no joke! I got to the hospital and got the anti-venom in time. pic.twitter.com/cZexlVNkFq
— mikeposner (@MikePosner) August 8, 2019
“That venom is no joke!” he tweeted.
Posner said he’d be in Colorado for a few days and won’t be able to walk for several weeks. Since the bite, Posner has been posting videos of both his physical therapy and himself freestyle rapping from the hospital bed.
Initially, Posner planned to stop in La Junta, Muleshow, Alamosa, Jasper, Pagosa Springs, Piedra and Kline while in Colorado. Although he said he will continue his walk, it’s unclear when.
Posner has been dropping new songs every time he crosses a state border. His Colorado song was “Prince Akeem” featuring Wiz Khalifa.
I knew walking across America was going to be dangerous. I knew I could die doing it. I still might. So don’t feel sorry for me. I’m proud I’m in this hospital after chasing my dream and not sitting on the couch watching Netflix. I’m proud of this pain. pic.twitter.com/Ku76lXjfiP
— mikeposner (@MikePosner) August 11, 2019