Blink-182 might be touring without their signature drummer Travis Barker next year, due to the percussionist's intense fear of flying.
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In 2008, Barker was on board a private plane that crashed upon takeoff. He sustained severe burns on over 1/3 of his body while fellow passenger Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein was seriously injured.
Since that moment, Barker has developed a crippling phobia of flying, and has suggested that he will be unable to tour with the rest of Blink next year in Australia.
"It's hard to say what the band could do or what its potential is, because I can't really get everywhere," Barker tells Red Bulletin (via NME), citing the 24-hour flight to Australia would be a huge undertaking.
"I'm contemplating getting knocked out and getting on a plane to Australia. I want to overcome that eventually. My kids are scared to death to fly. I want them to witness me overcome it."
The band is currently touring Europe, promoting their latest album Neighborhoods. Do you think Blink will be the same without Travis?
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