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Travis Barker pulls out of Blink-182 Australian tour

Blink-182 star Travis Barker has given his bandmates permission to tour Australia with another drummer after ruling out a trip Down Under.

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The rocker admits he's still traumatized about a plane crash he survived in 2008 and is afraid to fly.

Barker and late pal Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein were the only survivors of the tragedy in South Carolina. Four people, including two friends, were killed.

And it seems the drummer is still too nervous to step foot on a plane - even if it means missing out on a lucrative tour.

In a Facebook posting on Saturday, he wrote, "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.

"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."

Feb 18, 2013 1:21AM
loser!!!! loser!!!!! Go Away!!! ...................Come on back when you can play.....

Feb 18, 2013 1:16AM
fly or not, you will always be a dick, noone really likes you so go away!!!!
Feb 18, 2013 12:49AM
He's not afraid of wearing those gross tatoos but is afraid of flying??
Feb 18, 2013 12:42AM
I don't blame him. I wouldn't fly either if I had ever been through the same thing he has. Of course, I already don't like flying as it is. I've told my husband that if we ever travel abroad, we're going by boat.
Feb 18, 2013 12:09AM
I have the same fear so I know what your going through....35 years ago, I was on Pan Am in Tennerife when our plane collided with a KLM plane...enough said!
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