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Mike Posner takes first steps days just days after being bitten by a rattlesnake

Singer Mike Posner has been recovering from an encounter with a grouchy rattlesnake.

The 31-year-old Cooler Than Me singer thought he wouldn’t be able to walk for several weeks, but he’s already defying those predictions only days after his Wednesday bite.

He tweeted out a video Saturday showing him taking his first tentative steps toward recovery with the aid of a walker.

Making strides: Mike Posner, 31, thought it would be weeks before he walked after being bit by a rattlesnake this week, but he tweeted video of his first steps since then on Saturday

Making strides: Mike Posner, 31, thought it would be weeks before he walked after being bit by a rattlesnake this week, but he tweeted video of his first steps since then on Saturday

Mike’s video showed him in a baby blue hospital gown and with the bushy beard he’s been growing in the last few years.

He was in the midst of the hospital and accompanied by a nurse who encouraged him and kept him from slouching.

As he inched forward ever so slightly, it was clear even through his hospital-issued sock that his left foot and ankle were swollen up.

‘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,’ he tweeted.

Pushing through: Mike's video showed him in a hospital gown as he inched forward with a walker. His bitten left leg was clearly swollen up

Pushing through: Mike’s video showed him in a hospital gown as he inched forward with a walker. His bitten left leg was clearly swollen up

When you've gotta go: 'It doesn't hurt as bad. I'm getting better,' he murmured to the nurse while continuing to shuffle toward his first goal: the bathroom

When you’ve gotta go: ‘It doesn’t hurt as bad. I’m getting better,’ he murmured to the nurse while continuing to shuffle toward his first goal: the bathroom

Mike made it clear to the nurse that he was in less pain than previously, though he still winced every time he had to bend his left leg.

Along the way the nurse tried to get him to keep his back straight, as he tried to lean forward with every step of his injured leg to blunt the pain.

‘It doesn’t hurt as bad. I’m getting better,’ he murmured while continuing to shuffle.

At the end of the one-minute video the songwriter had move a couple feet closer to his first goal: the bathroom.

Terrifying: Mike in the hospital after being airlifted Wednesday when he was bitten by a rattlesnake

Terrifying: Mike in the hospital after being airlifted Wednesday when he was bitten by a rattlesnake

The I Took A Pill In Ibiza hitmaker previously took to Instagram on Wednesday with a video that showed him being wheeled away on a gurney after being air-lifted to the hospital.

He explained on social media that she was bit by a ‘baby rattlesnake’ during his epic walk across the United States.

In remarkably good spirits, the star flashed the camera a thumbs up as he was wheeled through a hospital by EMTs.

He captioned the video with an unusually upbeat explanation considering the circumstances.

‘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.’

Wow: In remarkably good spirits, the star flashed the camera a thumbs up as he was wheeled through a hospital by EMTs after the snake bite

Wow: In remarkably good spirits, the star flashed the camera a thumbs up as he was wheeled through a hospital by EMTs after the snake bite

'I had just crushed 16 miles and was going for 8 more when I got but by a baby rattlesnake!'

‘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.'

‘That venom is no joke! I got to the hospital and got the anti-venom in time.’

TMZ reported that the snake ‘jumped out of nowhere’ and then ‘sunk its fangs into his left leg.’

The star said on social media that he will be in the hospital for a few days and sadly won’t be back on his feet for a while as he ‘will not be able to walk for several weeks.’

Mike joked: ‘[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!!!!!!’

Watch out: TMZ reported that the snake 'jumped out of nowhere' and then 'sunk its fangs into his left leg.'

Watch out: TMZ reported that the snake ‘jumped out of nowhere’ and then ‘sunk its fangs into his left leg.’

The star later posted a video from his hospital bed, wearing a yellow and red gown, to thank his supporters for reaching out.

The Grammy nominee has been trekking across the US in part to honor his late father who died after a month-long battle with cancer in 2017 and his friend, musician Avicii who took his own life a year later.

Posner started his walk in Asbury Park, New Jersey and has completed 1800 miles – walking an average of 24 miles a day – until he reaches Venice, California.

Rest in peace: The Grammy nominee has been trekking across the US in part to honor his late father who died after a month-long battle with cancer in 2017 and his friend, musician Avicii who took his own life a year later

Rest in peace: The Grammy nominee has been trekking across the US in part to honor his late father who died after a month-long battle with cancer in 2017 and his friend, musician Avicii who took his own life a year later

Daily Mail UK

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