Travis Barker considering flying again after avoiding planes since terrifying accident in 2008

Travis Barker
Travis Barker is considering flying again after not setting foot on a plane after he was involved in a plane crash in 2008 (Picture: Getty/Twitter/travisbarker)

Travis Barker is considering flying again after he nearly died in a plane crash 13 years ago.

It seems Travis, who’s currently dating Kourtney Kardashian, may be ready to take to the skies again, tweeting on Friday: ‘I might fly again.’

It would be a huge step for the rocker, who has refused to step foot on a plane since the terrifying incident.

Travis, 45, boarded a private plane with his friend Adam ‘DJ AM’ Goldstein, assistant Chris Baker and security guard Charles ‘Che’ Still, when the tyres blew off during take-off in September 2008.

The plane burst into flames after skidding across a highway, and the two pilots, Baker and Still were killed.

The Blink-182 star sustained third degree burns on 65% of his body and spent three months in hospital after the incident, undergoing 26 surgeries as a result.

A year after the accident DJ AM died from a drug overdose.

The musician had to relearn how to walk and drum, but he credits the crash with forcing him to stop his prescription drug abuse.

In May, Travis told Men’s Health he smoked an ‘excessive amount of weed’ and abused painkillers to the point where he developed osteoporosis and would come to during surgeries due to his tolerance to opioids.

He said: ‘People are always like, “Did you go to rehab?” And I [say], “No, I was in a plane crash.” That was my rehab.

‘Lose three of your friends and almost die? That was my wake-up call. If I wasn’t in a crash, I would have probably never quit.’

As well as ditching drugs, Travis went vegan after the crash, and is now a big fan of CBD therapies and is testing THC edibles for his own wellness range.

While he was never a hard drinker before, the musician will still have the ‘occasional’ drink.

Travis has not boarded a plane since the crash, travelling for tours via car, bus and boat.

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