Travis Barker, 45, surprised fans with his tweet on Friday, June 25, when he declared that he’s reconsidering getting on an airplane again, nearly 13 years after being involved in a devastating plane crash – that killed four passengers – because of his new romance with KUWTK star and A-list jet setter, Kourtney Kardashian, 42.
The 45-year-old Blink-182 drummer and Poosh founder, Kourtney Kardashian reportedly started their relationship in January this year, and since then the loved up couple have posed for some seriously steamy pics – and even sparked “engagement” rumors on several occasions. And it seems there’s nothing they wouldn’t do for one another, as Travis Barker tweeted that he “might fly again”, overcoming over a decades worth of fear amid his passionate romance with Kourtney Kardashian – who is known for her love of travel, and regularly flies across the world in private jets.
Travis Barker to ‘fly again’ amid romance with Kourtney Kardashian
Travis Barker was last on a plane during a deadly 2008 accident, in which the private jet he was aboard crashed shortly after takeoff, killing his assistant Chris Baker, security guard Charles Monroe Still Jr. and pilots Sarah Lemmon and James Bland, leaving him as one of only two survivors.
According to reports, Travis was hospitalized for three months, as he reportedly sustained burns on 65% of his body and required 26 surgeries and several skin grafts, to fully heal.
Travis Barker tweeted on Friday, “I might fly again,” and his fans quickly launched adoring tweets in support of him returning to the open sky.
“Wow bro! Strong move, but I never doubted your strength!” tweeted a supportive fan.
Another person replied with encouraging words for the Blink-182 drummer, “Get back on the horse, my friend. I get it though. maybe it wasn’t an end all in the grand scheme, maybe it was just a reset for what was going on? do it. Live.”
And a third wrote: “I hope You do. It’s the hardest thing to overcome our fears but the reward is on the other side…”
Travis recently opened up about the life changing trauma he experienced during his 2008 plane crash with Men’s Health in May.
The 45-year-old rockstar shared that the traumatizing experience helped him get clean, after abusing prescription drugs for a number of years before the crash.
“People are always like, ‘Did you go to rehab?’ And I [say], ‘No, I was in a plane crash.’ That was my rehab. Lose three of your friends and almost die? That was my wake-up call. If I wasn’t in a crash, I would have probably never quit.’