Four years after he nearly died in a plane crash, Blink 182’s Travis Barker is still haunted by the incident. The horrific 2008 incident that killed four passengers and left both DJ AM and the drummer in critical but stable condition, left the drummer fearful of flying. The band is set to begin a summer tour.
“This will be the big tour that supports the album in Europe. Mind you, I’m not flying, so it’s hard to say what the band could do or what its potential is, because I can’t really get everywhere,” the drummer told Red Bulletin magazine.
“I’m contemplating getting knocked out and getting on a plane to Australia. I want to overcome that eventually. When I do, I think it’s going to be Qantas. They never had a crash, never had a fatality — knock on wood. It’s something I want to overcome for me — and my kids are scared to death to fly. I want them to witness me overcome it.”