Travis Barker speaks: "I hate planes"

Travis Barker is thankful to be alive

Travis Barker has spoken to the press for the first time since just escaping death in a plane crash. The former Blink-182 drummers spoke to US Weekly magazine and said:

"I hate planes. 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."

Barker was released from hospital in Georgia, USA, last week, after suffering severe burns to his torso and legs. He was, however, too afraid to fly home to California, and instead travelled by bus with his father and ex-wife Shanna Moakler. Barker is still being treated at a burns centre in Los Angeles, but is expected to leave the facility within two weeks.

"I'm trying to have a quick recovery and play the drums again"

Speaking about the treatment he's been having, Barker continued: "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 has second-degree burns and one has third-degree burns.

"I'm trying to have a quick recovery and play the drums again and be able to hold my kids again".

MusicRadar sends Barker best wishes.

Barker's musical partner DJ AM, aka Adam Goldstein, was the only other survivor in the crash. Four other people died.