Celebrity News August 15, 2021
Travis Barker Flies for First Time Since Surviving Plane Crash
For the first time since surviving a plane crash that left more than half his body covered in third-degree burns, Travis Barker has taken flight — and he did it with girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian at his side.
On Saturday, People magazine reports, the 45-year-old rock star flew to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on Kylie Jenner's private jet, accompanied by Kourtney. Kris Jenner and boyfriend Corey Gamble were also reportedly aboard.
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A source tells people that it was "a huge deal" for Travis to fly. "The plane crash many years ago was extremely traumatizing. He has needed a lot of help to get to this point."
In 2008, Barker and DJ AM barely survived when a plane they were on crashed right after taking off in South Carolina. The crash killed Barker's security guard, his assistant, the pilot, and the co-pilot.
DJ AM died a year later of a prescription drug overdose.
Barker has been planning his return to the skies for a while, even tweeting in June, "I might fly again."
In May, Barker told Men's Health of his evolving attitude on airplanes, “There’s a million things that could happen to me: 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?”