TRAVIS Barker has struggled with a myriad of health issues in the past, including a broken back, blood damage, and third-degree burns.
After the rocker was hospitalized earlier this week, we take a look back at the 46-year-old rocker’s horrific medical struggles over the years.
Fourteen years ago, Travis nearly lost his life after a horrific plane crash that left the musician severely burned and battling PTSD.
He was on board the doomed flight on September 19, 2008 along with his assistant Chris Baker, security guard Charles “Che” Still and his best friend Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein.
Both Chris and Che lost their lives — as did two pilots — on the Learjet 60, which crashed shortly after takeoff from South Carolina.
DJ AM died of an overdose almost a year after the crash while struggling with the aftermath of the horrific event.
After an investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board report attributed the accident to tire blowouts during takeoff and the pilot’s decision to abort at high speed – which was not recommended for the plane.
After the accident, Travis had third-degree burns that covered 65 percent of his body.
Both Travis and DJ AM suffered second and third degree burns, and the couple underwent skin grafts.
Following the incident, Travis moved to a burn center in Georgia for 11 weeks.
He underwent a total of 26 surgeries and suffered a fractured back, broken in three places.
In his memoir Can I Say, Travis detailed the aftermath of the tragic 2008 event, including his battle with PTSD and suicidal thoughts.
He said he told friends, “I just want to die. I want someone to kill me” at the height of his anxiety attacks and depression.
In 2018, Travis was hospitalized again after suffering from blood clots in both arms.
In June of that year, Blink-182 canceled a number of their Las Vegas concerts due to Travis’ health issues.
He explained on Instagram that he had been diagnosed with a staph infection and cellulitis.
It’s a bacterial infection that can cause swelling, inflammation, and pain, causing blood clots to form and block one or more veins.
He was being treated with antibiotics and anticoagulants at the time and was not cleared to perform until months later in October of the same year.
In July 2018, more drama ensued when Travis’ SUV was hit by a school bus in Calabasas, Los Angeles.
He was driving his Mercedes with his son Landon, 18, and a friend in the back when he was hit by a bus.
The rocker miraculously emerged from the nightmare accident unharmed.
“I was in a really bad car accident but got out unharmed, which is pretty awesome,” Travis told E! news back then.
“My car was totaled but I left pretty well which is great. A school bus ran a red light. it was crazy
“I have a really big 4×4 G-Wagen and if I hadn’t been in it it might have been different, but it’s held up pretty well.”
Travis has suffered from a nerve damage called trigeminal neuralgia for years.
It causes sudden, severe facial pain that usually comes in short attacks that can last from a few seconds to about two minutes.
The condition usually affects one side of the face but can occur on both sides. In severe cases, sufferers may have many attacks a day.
Speaking about the condition in 2019, Travis explained on Joe Rogan’s podcast, “I have trigeminal neurogia too. Have you heard about it? It’s the worst. It’s called the suicide disease.”
“Because basically all the nerves in your face are firing at the same time. So it feels almost like what you feel when you think you need a root canal or you have a tooth that’s messed up,” he continued.
The musician added that he’s only had “four episodes” and uses CBD to help with the pain.
Meanwhile, Travis was hospitalized Tuesday with a mysterious illness.
He was taken to West Hills Hospital in Los Angeles, California, followed closely by his wife, Kourtney Kardashian.
A spokesman for the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station confirmed to The Sun that no 911 calls were made from Kourtney’s or Travis’ addresses on Tuesday, June 28.
Instead, Travis and Kourtney reportedly went to West Hills Hospital themselves.
Apparently, the problem was more serious than they initially thought, and Travis was suddenly rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center by ambulance.
Just a few weeks ago, Travis sparked concern among fans after he was spotted wearing a splint after suffering an injury.
He had a splint on his left hand while out with Kourtney in Beverly Hills.
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https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/5666128/travis-barker-inside-health-problems-blood-nerve-burns/ Insights into Travis Barker’s horrific past health issues, including blood clots, nerve damage and third-degree burns