Travis Barker Credits Kourtney Kardashian For Overcoming His Tragic Plane Crash

Serra Ozturk

Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker celebrated a milestone with his fear of flying after his tragic plane crash in 2008. Barker once again thanked his wife, Kourtney Kardashian, for helping him overcome his fear by writing a thread on Instagram that read:

“Just flew for the 30th time since my plane crash. I wouldn’t be able to tour or enjoy life again the way I do without the healing love of my amazing wife. I love you, Kourtney Kardashian.”

Barker was on a plane to Van Nuys, California, when it crashed and burned. Only Barker and DJ AM survived the crash; however, the drummer suffered from severe PTSD after the accident and wasn’t able to fly. After getting involved with Kourtney, the reality TV star managed to help his then-boyfriend get on the plane.

The drummer had opened up to Nylon about their first plane ride together back in 2021 from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Barked recalled:

“I didn’t even know I was going. I made a deal with her that she had just said to me, ‘I would love to do so much traveling with you. I want to go to Italy with you. I want to go to Cabo with you. I want to go to Paris with you. I want to go to Bora Bora with you.'”

Travis shared that he wanted to do everything with his now wife, so he made a counteroffer and said:

“I said, ‘Well, when the day comes you want to fly, I’m telling you I’ll do it with you. I would do anything with you. And just give me 24 hours’ notice.’ And that’s what she did.”

You can read Travis Barker’s thread here.

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