Travis Barker is 'so proud' of daughter Alabama, 15, for overcoming fear of flying after his horrific 2008 plane crash

TRAVIS Barker praised his daughter Alabama for overcoming her fear of flying after his horrific plane crash in 2008.

The Blink-182 drummer, 46, suffered multiple burns and almost died after the jet he was travelling on "blew up" in September 2008.

Travis managed to get back on a plane this summer thanks to fiance Kourtney Kardashian's support – 13 years after the accident.

He praised Alabama, 15, for conquering her own fears enough to fly to Mexico with Travis, Kourtney and her siblings to Mexico.

The family jetted to Cabo San Lucas last week to celebrate Travis' 46th birthday.

Travis shared a photo of himself with his arm around the teen – who he shares with ex-wife Shanna Moakler – standing in front of their luxury villa.

Alabama commented on it: "Love u the most."

The rocker replied, "Love you more. I'm so proud of you for flying," and added a love heart emoji.

Back in 2008, the jet Travis was traveling on from South Carolina to California crashed during take-off.

Only Travis and one other passenger – DJ Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein – survived the devastating accident, while the four other people on board died.


Travis and Adam were both critically injured with second and third degree burns.

The rocker spent more than eleven weeks in the hospital after the incident, in which he endured 27 surgeries and skin grafts.

Adam died in 2009 from "acute intoxication."

Travis recalled the impact of the horrifying accident on his mental health, during an appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast in 2019.

"After my accident … I was four months in a hospital being fed morphine every day," he said.

"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."


He added: "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."

In June, Travis revealed to fans that he was considering getting on a plane, tweeting: "I might fly again…"

He overcame his fear two months later in August, when he joined Kourtney on a flight to Cabo.

Since then, Travis has flown multiple times while accompanying the mother-of-three to various exotic destinations.

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