Travis Barker Opens Up About Crash

October 8, 2008 By:
Travis Barker Opens Up About Crash

This must be so hard to do. Travis Barker has opened up to the media for the first time to give us a glimpse into how he’s doing after the horrible plane crash he was in. Here are some snippets from his interview with
Us Weekly he did at the Grossman Burn Center in LA where he’s currently being treated.

"I hate planes. My biggest fear ever is to be involved in a plane crash, so when that happened ... well, I'm just thankful to be alive! I'm just grateful to be here at all."

How are you doing?

"I am doing the best I can possibly be. I'm so anxious to get out of here. ...I've just been in surgery after surgery. I have third degree burns basically from my feet up to my waist and both hands. One of my hands was second degree burns and one was third degree burns. I'm trying to have a quick recovery and play the drums again and be able to hold my kids again. I'm going nuts not being able to see them and spend time with them!"

After over 25 years as a vegetarian, you had to start eating meat again. Why?

"I need protein from food rather than just protein supplements. I changed my diet. I would do anything I possibly could if they said like, 'There's a possibility you might heal faster if you do eat meat or just change your eating habits.' So I did. I don't regret it at all, I feel so much better."

How much longer will you be in the hospital?

"Oh gosh, I hope not much longer. I sit here and I read books and watch TV. I think if this surgery went well, I'll be here for at most two weeks."

It sounds like Travis is at least in good spirits, and we widh him a full recovery and hope he’s home soon.