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Travis Barker Opens Up About The Plane Crash That Nearly Took His Life.

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We can't imagine how this WOULDN'T change your perspective on pretty much everything in life.

It's been three years since Blink182 drummer Travis Barker nearly lost his life in a devastating plane crash, and the musician has recently opened up about the effect that the accident had on him. Although he still refuses to fly, Barker has managed to make some serious improvements to his lifestyle, which included recovering from an addiction to painkillers that he had before the crash, as well as a change in his diet and exercise regiment!

He explains:

"I've been vegan since I got out of the hospital … It's another eye opener. It changed my life in a number of ways. I mean, I run every day now. I never ran before. In the hospital, I promised myself that I ever walked again, that I would eat well and swim every day. Before the plane crash, I was battling a painkiller addiction. For years. I can proudly say I didn't even take any pain medication after I got out of the hospital. They told me I'd be on some of the medicine for the rest of my life, but I got off all of them. They made me a completely different person. I looked Death right in the face. Unfortunately I can't do as much touring as I would like because I don't fly. It's an obstacle. I'm working on it though. I'm trying to get hypnotized, trying to talk to a doctor who retrains your brain. Maybe he'll help me fly again one day."

Hey - one step at a time!

Frankly, you should be focused on everything that you HAVE accomplished and overcome - which is quite a bit!

What matters is that you took from a really horrific, traumatizing incident and in light of that, made extremely positive and healthy changes to your lifestyle that you might not have without it!

Be proud of yourself! And cross that last hurtle when you're ready!

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9 comments to “Travis Barker Opens Up About The Plane Crash That Nearly Took His Life.”

  1. 1

    He is so ridiculous looking. The hat, the tats. GROSS GROW UP

  2. 2

    How does he keep from killing himself? I would go insane with that sh*t on me.

  3. 3

    I have never been a fan of your music.I don't know you so I won't say anthy thing,but God Bless you for the changes you have made in your life. There is a reason things happen even bad things.Good Luck & keep up the good work on yourself.

  4. 4

    Is he still on this subject? You're still alive, get over it.

  5. 5

    Is his band doing well? How long ago was the plane crash. I'm glad he is doing better, but still on about the crash? I was going to say something about the tats, but see all of my thoughts have been covered by everyone else. You good folks have about covered everything. Good morning everyone! :)

  6. 6

    Re: Heisenburg – "Still" on this subject? He's never opened up about it this much before. Have you read anything about it in the past couple of years? He lost one of his best friends in that crash, and witnessed many others burn to death in front of this fucking eyes. Get the fuck over yourself and act like a human.

  7. 7

    I do not have much in common with him, but I think he is awesome. I use to watch his show and think he is a wonderful dad!!!!

  8. 8

    Maybe he will endeavor to learn English …. how about "exercise regimen?"

  9. 9

    He is so intimidating; those tatts and that mean look, yet he can't get on a plane. There are countless soldiers that have been in life threatening situations day in and day out, yet they still manage to get out of the holes that they sleep in everyday to do it again. What a whimp this guy is. He sure does look "hard" though!