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Travis Barker's shocking injuries from plane crash which killed his friends

Travis Barker has just married Kourtney Kardashian during their glamorous wedding in Italy.

While the jet-settting lifestyle has become synonymous with the Kardashians and their friends, Travis has a haunting experience of air travel, and couldn't even walk onto a plane for more than ten years.

The Blink-182 drummer was flying to LA via private Learjet from Columbia South Caroline when it burst into flames in September 19, 2008.

Four people are confirmed dead and performers Travis Barker and his partner DJ-AM were injured in the crash near the Columbia Airport (Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

As the plane was taking off the tyres blew up and the out of control plane veered off the end of the runway and crashed through a fence, bursting into flames.

The smash killed three of Travis's closest friends and he escaped sliding down the wing, but was set alight, almost losing his foot and being left with burns on over 65% of his body.

Adam 'DJ AM' Goldstein also made it off the jet but died from a drug overdose twelve months later.

Travis told the Joe Rogan Experience: "When I jumped through the emergency exit when the plane blew up, I was in such a hurry to exit the plane I jumped right into the jet, which is full of fuel.

"My whole body lit up. I had jet fuel in my whole body. I burped jet fuel for almost three months.

"When I jumped into the jets … I started running … I was ripping off my clothes because that's what my instinct told me to do … but little did I know I was still on fire because I was soaked in jet fuel.

"My right foot almost didn't make it. That was the thing that was most soaked, my shoes and socks.

"I was running towards a highway and I hear some guy yelling, 'stop, drop and roll', and I heard it through all the chaos of sirens and everything.

"I stopped, dropped and rolled, and the only thing still on fire was my feet. So they were on fire the longest."

Travis spent 11 weeks in hospital and had 27 separate surgeries and skin grafts.

He added: "After my accident … I was four months in a hospital being fed morphine every day.

"When I was in the hospital, I was on so many drugs I didn't even know my two friends had passed away.

"I didn't know the pilots had passed away. I didn't remember anything.

"I kept thinking everyone was in the hospital, including the two pilots and including my best friends. I thought everyone was in different rooms until two weeks before I left. Then I went crazy … I wasn't in a good place.

"I was kind of crazy. I was suicidal.

"I did a lot of post-traumatic therapy when I was in the hospital to calm things down after my surgery. Over time … I started to feel better."

Many of his tattoos burned off and Travis spoke of how he relied on drugs to get himself through the trauma.

He added: "I was a mess. I had smoked so much weed and taken so many pills [prior to the accident], I would often wake up [during surgery].

"In about 11 of my 30 surgeries in the burns centre, I woke up swinging on doctors. I'd be opened up and just go crazy.

"I would try get off the table … I don't think I knew what was going on, but they just couldn't give me enough medication to knock me out because I'd been self-medicating for so long and abusing meds for so long. I'd just wake up in the middle of anaesthesia

"Learning how to walk again and being able to take a shower by myself again … they were the good points that helped me turn a corner."

It took Travis 13 years before he went on a plane again - this time with Kourtney in 2021 and posted his return with the message: "With you anything is possible."

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