Blink-182’s Travis Barker defends plane crash lawsuit

'If something goes wrong you should be compensated' says drummer

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has defended the lawsuit he has instigated following the plane crash he was involved in recently.

Barker was injured in the crash in South Carolina in September, in which four people died. He has since sued the companies who owned the aircraft for $25,000 (£17,000).

“I wouldn’t have been in the state I was in if I wasn’t in the crash,” he told “I wouldn’t have third degree burns all over my body or be prohibited to do certain things. I can’t go swimming. I can’t do some of the things that normal people can do.


“I didn’t ask for that to happen. I just think positive. If something goes wrong that’s not supposed to go wrong or you fall victim of it, I think you should be compensated.

“I lost two friends in the accident. Nothing can bring them back or what I lost in the accident.”

Following the crash and Barker‘s recovery, his Blink-182 bandmate Mark Hoppus has hinted that the band may reform. They split in 2005.


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