The Blink-182 drummer was hooked on opioids on the time of the accident which killed Barker’s shut mates Chris Baker and Charles “Che” Nonetheless, along with the 2 pilots. Barker’s good friend Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein additionally survived.
They had been returning dwelling from a present in South Carolina when the airplane’s tires burst upon takeoff.
“Persons are at all times like, ‘Did you go to rehab?’ ” Barker advised Males’s Well being. “And I [say], ‘No, I used to be in a airplane crash.’ That was my rehab. Lose three of your pals and virtually die? That was my wake-up name. If I wasn’t in a crash, I’d have most likely by no means stop.”
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The musician was within the hospital for 11 weeks and revealed his opioid tolerance was so excessive he would get up throughout surgical procedures.
Barker’s burns coated 60 % of his physique and he underwent 26 surgical procedures and a number of pores and skin grafts. He additionally needed to relearn stroll.
Travis Barker survived a airplane crash in 2008 that killed 4 folks.
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“I used to be advised I wasn’t going to run once more as a result of I had so many grafts on my ft, and there was even discuss of me by no means enjoying the drums once more,” Barker recalled. “As quickly as I may stroll, I may run. As quickly as I may transfer my palms and my palms healed, I used to be enjoying drums. And now I’m in higher form than I’ve ever been.”
The 45-year-old is now vegan and runs and packing containers day-after-day however suffers from PTSD. He described the time after the crash as “darkish.”
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“I couldn’t stroll down the road. If I noticed a airplane [in the sky], I used to be decided it was going to crash, and I simply didn’t need to see it,” he stated.
Barker additionally sought remedy to assist cope with his survivor’s guilt. “It’s gotten higher the additional I get away from it,” he admitted. “The nearer I used to be to it, it felt like I used to be nearer to the unhealthy stuff than I’m to the great things. I felt nearer to the expertise of attempting to flee, [to] being in an accident and being burned, attempting to seize my mates from a burning airplane. That haunted me for a very long time. And so long as I used to be nearer to that than this great things, I used to be at all times fascinated with that.”
The rocker is now in a brand new relationship with Kourtney Kardashian. They began courting in February.
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Kardashian shares three kids — Mason, 11, Penelope, 8, and Reign, 6 — along with her ex, Scott Disick. Barker, in the meantime, shares two kids — Landon, 17, and Alabama, 15 — together with his ex-wife Shanna Moakler. Barker was additionally beforehand married to Melissa Kennedy.