Travis Barker and other celebs who've had near death experiences
The Blink-182 drummer gets candid about being the last remaining survivor of traumatic plane crash
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Money can buy many things, but it can't cheat death. There are, however, a select few people who have experienced the miracle of survival, and some have even gained great insight from it.
Travis Barker recently opened up about being the last remaining survivor of a traumatic plane crash in 2008, calling it "my wake-up call." In an interview with Men's Health, the Blink-182 drummer spoke about his PTSD from the incident, in which he and his friend Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein were flying home from a show when their plane's tires blew during takeoff. The fiery crash killed assistant Chris Baker, security guard Charles Still, and the two pilots. Barker escaped with Goldstein but experienced third-degree burns over half of his body, and about a year later, Goldstein died of an accidental drug overdose.
Barker said the crash functioned kind of like rehab and got him to stop abusing drugs, though he says he still hasn't been on a plane since that fateful day and still experiences survivor's guilt. He said the experience "haunted me for a long time," though he added, "Now it's been so many years, it's getting easier for me. There are days where I'll wake up and never think about it."
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