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Travis Barker

Overseas Gig a No-Go

Fear of Crashing Again

2/17/2013 5:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0217_travis_barker_tmzBlink 182's Travis Barker is still so traumatized from the fiery plane crash he survived in '08 ... he just cancelled his upcoming concert gigs overseas ... because he's too afraid to fly.

You'll recall ... Barker was in a horrific crash  when the plane he was flying caught fire as the jet was taking off in South Carolina. Four people were killed.

Still shook up ... Barker told fans Saturday night he wouldn't be traveling to Australia for Blink's upcoming tour -- because he just couldn't.

Barker posted on Facebook, "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."

He continued, "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."

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JesusSaves    

That's so sad!!! Poor guy!

560 days ago
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Nvts    

What a sissy!!!

560 days ago
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Crakapls    

Don't blame him. If I survived a plane crash where people died and I got burned....It would be a long time before I ever flew again.

560 days ago
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kp    

Take a back up drummer just in case, but have Travis play with the band via live stream/big screen. But charge less.

560 days ago
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tleeg    

Hes a douchebag....but i can understand his feelings.

560 days ago
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TigersMom    

He wasn't "flying" the plane TMZ, he was a passenger. You make it sound like he feels responsible for the deaths of 4 people. Stop trying to sensationalize it. It was bad enough as it is.

560 days ago
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Mystery Guest    

Can't blame him, poor guy.

560 days ago
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Gary    

The guy has PTSD and Anxiety issues. I suffer from PTSD and it can take a long time to return to "normal".

560 days ago
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Parker    

What a fool.......he was almost killed by drugs too...did that stop the prick from using again.....phkn coward ...fall of a horse get back on.........when your times up its up....cant stand this loser prick!

560 days ago
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A viewer    

I don't blame him, I wouldn't fly either. He has his priorities straight - he has his kids to raise - he figures he lucked out the last time by not dying, crazy to ever get on a plane again.

560 days ago
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space monkey    

What TMZ you can't do a little more research and find out that his spot has filled by Brooks Wackerman from Bad Religion and Tenacious D. It was on their facebook page. The first article I saw this story in had that detail and it was posted at 6pm (australian time) which was about 8hrs ago and you posted this about an hour ago with no to very little detail. What are your staff afraid of doing a little work because it wasn't spoon fed out of the mouth of the people that pay to have stories post here....

560 days ago
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Bridget    

I saw Blink 182 in concert a long time ago. Travis wasn't there. They said he broke his arm, I think. The show was still good, but he was missed by the fans. But I'm sure, just like with the broken arm, his fans will be even more understanding over his fear of flying. I don't think anyone would blame him for not wanting to fly.

560 days ago
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Tesla_Consulting    

Sometimes ... you have to take care of yourself.

560 days ago
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Bamby    

Thats ok, I would choose to never fly again too. What he went through was horrifying. And nooooooo NVTS that does not make him a sissy. does anybody else here think that NVTS is like 14 years old? So insensitive.

560 days ago
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lynkel    

Poor guy

560 days ago
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