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Travis Barker drops out of band's Australian tour due to fear of flying

By Gavriella Tjandra,

Blink 182's drummer Travis Barker will not be heading to Australia to tour with his band.

The famous drummer announces on Facebook that he will not be joining bandmates Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge, apologizes, and relates it to the horrific 2008 plane crash, The Huffington Post reported.

He wrote, "I'm sorry to announce i won't be joining Blink-182 on this Australian tour,"

"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."

"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."

The band replaces him for the Australian tour, bringing Brooks Wackerman, from Bad Religion and Tenacious D.

Travis Barker was involved in a horrific plane crash back in 2008, as reported by E! News.

He, and his TRVSDJ-AM band partner, DJ Adam "AM" Goldstein was left critically injured. Four other passengers died, and two of them were his best friends, Barker admitted.

 

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