Ty Pennington Intubated In ICU After ‘Large’ Abscess Was ‘Closing Off’ His Airway

HGTV star Ty Pennington said on Instagram that he went from “the red carpet, to the ICU” when he found himself struggling to breathe Tuesday, shortly after he attended the premiere of “Barbie” in Los Angeles.

He said he had attended the premiere for the Greta Gerwig-directed movie Sunday before flying to Breckenridge, Colorado. He added that he woke up at 4 a.m. Tuesday morning and could “barely breathe.”

“Turns out, that sore throat Ive had for the last month was actually an abscess which had grown so large it was closing off my airway,” he wrote.

“Next thing I know, I was intubated and flown to the ICU in Denver.”

The host said that he had surgery Wednesday before a Colorado hospital released him. He also praised the “amazing” staff members at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood and St. Anthony Summit Hospital in Frisco.

“A great reminder to LISTEN to your body when it’s telling you something 😳😅 #justhappytobehere,” he wrote.

Pennington is set to be featured in the four-part TV special “Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge,” which will see HGTV personalities compete to “transform a Southern California home into a real-life Barbie Dreamhouse,” according to the network.

The special is scheduled to premiere Sunday.