Blink-182’s Travis Barker gushes over Kourtney Kardashian as he takes first flight since 2008 crash
Written by Hit Music Radio News on 17/08/2021
Travis Barker has taken his first flight since he survived a deadly plane crash 13 years ago.
The Blink-182 drummer confirmed reports by sharing a picture of himself kissing his girlfriend, Kourtney Kardashian, as she wrapped her legs around his waist.
“With you anything is possible,” he said in the caption on Instagram and Twitter.
She responded to the post on Instagram with: “Anything and everything with you”, while he wrote back “forever” and an infinity sign.
The pair took a flight to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, from Los Angeles on Saturday, according to TMZ.
The plane was reported to be Kylie Jenner’s private jet.
The 45-year-old has not travelled by air since his business jet crashed in Columbia, South Carolina, in 2008.
The disaster killed the two pilots, his security guard, Charles Still, and his assistant, Chris Baker – while he and Adam Goldstein, also known as DJ AM, survived.
More than 65% of Barker’s body was burnt and he underwent 27 surgeries during his months in hospital.
He said he was so depressed after the crash that he offered to pay his friends as much as one million dollars to end his life.
Recalling the moments after takeoff, he said: “The plane’s on fire and my hands are on fire so I unbuckle my seat belt and I jump right into the jet, which holds all the fuel. I basically ignite my whole body in fire.
“I’m so soaked in jet fuel, there’s nothing I can do to put the fire out.”
He added that his children Landon, 17, and Alabama, 15, helped him recover both mentally and physically.
In 2015 he said the youngsters would be the determining factor in whether he ever flies again.
“I tell my children, ‘When you’re ready to fly, I’m ready to fly,'” he said. “So if my son came to me and said, ‘Dad, let’s fly to Hawaii,’ or, ‘Dad, let’s go to Australia,’ I’m in Australia.”
He told Men’s Health in May that he planned to fly again, saying he had an agreement with someone very close to him, who would give him 24 hours’ notice.
“There’s a million things that could happen to me,” he said.
“I could die riding my skateboard. I could get in a car accident. I could get shot.
“Anything could happen. I could have a brain aneurysm and die.
“So why should I still be afraid of airplanes?”
© Sky News 2020