Travis Barker Opens Up About 2008 Plane Crash In New Book

By Staff  |  10/16/2015

Travis Barker

It's been seven years since Travis Barker and DJ AM were critically injured when their private plan crashed.

Barker is opening up about the harrowing crash in his new book, Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums.

The Blink-182 drummer was one of two survivors of the crash, which took place in South Carolina in Sept. 2008, along with the late DJ AM, who would pass away nearly a year later from a drug overdose. Both were severely burned and hospitalized.

In an excerpt, published by Us Weekly, Barker details his terrifying escape from the crash, which claimed the lives of four people.

"I panicked. I pulled the handle on the emergency exit and kicked the door open. I jumped out -- right into the jet wing, which was filled with fuel. My whole body got covered with fuel and caught fire, from my legs all the way to my back. I started running. As I ran, I took off my shirt, I took off my hat, I took off my shorts — but I couldn’t get the fire off me. I was naked, moving as fast as I could, holding my genitals -- everything else was on fire -- and I kept running, hoping that would put out the flames. At that moment, I felt like I was running for my family. I didn't care about anything except being with my kids, my father, my sister, Shanna... I didn't think I was going to survive."

Can I Say: Living Large, Cheating Death, and Drums, Drums, Drums releases Oct. 20. Pre-order your copy at