The Blink-182 drummer who recently changed to a more healthy lifestyle that includes running and swimming and a vegan diet, says that his understandable fear of flying is hindering his professional life as a musician:
“Unfortunately I can’t do as much touring as I would like because I don’t fly, it’s an obstacle. I’m working on it though. I’m trying to get hypnotised, trying to talk to a doctor who retrains your brain. Maybe he’ll help me fly again one day…”
Barker sustained third degree burns and lost two of his friends in that tragic crash three years ago, after the jet failed to properly take-off and burst into flames in South Carolina.
He’s also cured his prescription drug-addiction, a positive after-effect of almost losing his life: