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Travis Barker Opts Out of Blink 182 Australian Tour

February 17, 2013 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

TMZ reports that Blink 182’s Travis Barker did not make a plane trip for an upcoming tour for the band in Australia since he is still traumatized from a plane crash he went through several years ago.

Barker was in a plane crash in 2008. The plane he was in caught fire as it was taking off in South Carolina. Four people were killed. Barker told fans on Saturday on his Facebook page that he would not travel to Australia: “I still haven’t gotten over the horrific events that took place the last time I flew when my plane crashed and 4 people were killed, two being my best friends.”

He added: “I gave the band my blessing to take another drummer if they still wanted to do the tour without me. I hope to come to Australia again some day perhaps by ship if need be. Unfortunately, there wasn’t a boat that worked with the schedule this time around. Once again I’m sorry to all the fans.”

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