Travis Barker is glad he’s not dead

By: The Superficial / October 8, 2008

Travis Barker has given his first interview to Us Weekly since surviving a plane crash that left four people dead. He’s currently being treated in Los Angeles for the second- and third- degree burns that covered the lower half of his body. Here’s what Travis had to say:

“I hate planes,” the ex-Blink 182 drummer, 32, tells Us exclusively. “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. [Barker has two children, Landon, 5, and Alabama, 2, with Moakler.] I’m going nuts not being able to see them and spend time with them!”

Travis Barker hated flying to begin with then winds up in a plane crash? Jesus. That’s like being an arachnophobic and a guy in a Spider-man costume shows up at your birthday party to bang your mom. Not that anyone would ever do such a thing; but, Geekologist, if you’re reading this, tell your mom I checked the receipt from the rental place, and it definitely needs dry-cleaned. Oh, and also, doctor says my “web-shooter” is totally cool. False alarm. Thanks, bro!

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