Blink 182 star begged friends to kill him after fatal plane crash left him with 65% burns

Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker has revealed he offered his friends money to kill him, after a tragic plane crash left four other people dead.

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by Ellie Hooper |
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The punk rock star suffered 65% burns during the incident, which claimed the lives of the two pilots and two fellow passengers.

Only punk rocker Travis and DJ AM were left alive, managing to escape from the wrecked fuselage.

But in the months after, Travis struggled with the difficult and painful surgeries he was subjected to, and revealed this week he offered pals a million dollars to take his life.

ABC Breaking News | Latest News VideosThe 39-year-old endured 27 operations to rectify the damage done to his body in the crash, which happened in 2008.

Further tragedy hit when DJ AM, the only other survivor of the crash and who knew what Travis had been through, died of an overdose a year later.

But despite his horrific ordeal, Travis says he refuses to be afraid of flying for the sake of his children, Landon and Alabama though he hasn’t yet been in one since that fateful night in 2008.

‘I tell my children, when you are ready to fly I am ready to fly.’

‘I don’t want it to be a handicap for them and I dread it.’

In the interview with ABC news, which discussed his upcoming book, Travis also described his narrow escape.

‘The planes on fire, my hands are on fire…I ignite my whole body.

‘I am soaked in jet fuel…We are out of the plane then the plane ignites.’

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