Blink-182’s Travis Barker Offered Friends a Million Dollars to Kill Him After Plane Crash
Blink-182's Travis Barker is making the rounds promoting his new book Can I Say and a good portion of what's garnering interest is the drummer's account of the 2008 plane crash in Columbia, S.C. that nearly took his life and claimed the lives of all others aboard. Barker recently revealed his depression during the recovery period, but during a stop over at ABC's Good Morning America, he revealed how deep and painful things truly got for him.
Barker discusses the excruciating recovery process, having to go through multiple surgeries after 65 percent of his body was burned in the crash. He tells ABC's Chris Connelly, "I would call friends of mine and go, 'Yo, I'll deposit a million dollars into whoever's bank account.'" When Connelly asks if he means to have them kill him, Barker responds yes, and adds, "They had to take my phone out of my room."
The drummer reveals that he was always a nervous flier before the crash and as those who have followed the band know, he's avoided planes as much as possible since the crash, even going so far as to take the Queen Mary 2 boat to gigs overseas. However, he says he might possibly fly again someday, stating, "I tell my children, when you're ready to fly, I'm ready to fly." Watch the Good Morning America interview segment in full below. Barker's book, Can I Say, is available for purchase via Amazon.
While Barker's aversion to flying has presented some challenges in the band's touring, Blink-182 remain hard at work on music. The drummer recently revealed that the group is penning new music with Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba taking over for estranged member Tom DeLonge.
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