Travis Barker, drummer of pop punk band Blink-182, has already had a pretty tough time lately. Currently recovering from blood clots, the musician also found himself involved with in a car accident. Pretty bad luck, wouldn’t you say?
Fortunately, Barker emerged unscathed after the accident, and didn’t receive any major injuries in the collision. The incident took place on Friday evening in Calabasas, California. The drummer was driving with his 14-year-old son, Landon Asher, along with his friend, when a school bus collided with his black Mercedes SUV. Thankfully, no one was on the bus other than the driver, and no injuries were reported aboard the bus.
The drummer spoke to E! News at the 2018 Beautycon event in Los Angeles the following day: “Yesterday, I was in a really bad car accident but I came out unscathed, which is pretty awesome,”
“My car is totalled but I pretty much walked away OK, which is awesome. A school bus ran a red light. It was insane. I have a really big 4×4 G-Wagon and if I wasn’t in that, it might have been different but it held up pretty well.”
Barker tweeted about the experience himself, commenting that he felt as though he was “living Final Destination the movie for the 2nd time in my life”. His son Landon also posted about the accident on social media.
“Life’s crazy…My dad, [Carl] and I could have died today, our car was struck by school bus.. our car was totalled. Thank god everyday because you never know if you’ll live to see tomorrow.”
Who’s tryna kill me 🤷🏻♂️ Feel like I’m living Final Destination the movie for the 2nd time in my life Blood clots = 0 Me = 1
Staph infection = 0 Me =1
School bus = 0 Me = 1 #Unbreakable
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) July 15, 2018
The accident occurred just a month after Blink-182 announced that they had to postpone their upcoming Las Vegas concert because Barker was “suffering from blood clots in both arms and unfortunately cannot perform until cleared to do so by his medical team.”
“I am recovering, I have blood clots,” the musician told E! News. “I have, I think, like 30 in my right hand in arm and I have about 10 in my left so I’m just waiting for them to clear up. I’m on blood thinners.”
The accident comes nearly ten years after Barker and Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein were involved in a plane crash that killed four people after an aborted takeoff. While Barker survived the crash, he suffered second and third degree burns and underwent sixteen surgeries. Goldstein also survived, but died a year later from accidental drug overdose.
As for the Las Vegas Palms Casino residency concerts, new dates have been released on Blink-182’s website, with the first show taking place on October 26th. Until then, we wish Travis Barker a swift recovery with his health, and are thankful he survived yet another near-death experience.
Story by Emily Clark
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