The Tragic Reason Travis Barker Offered His Friends A Million Dollars

In 2008, Travis Barker, along with late musician DJ AM and several others, were involved in a horrific plane crash that claimed the lives of everyone on board — aside from Barker and DJ AM (who died from an accidental drug overdose just shy of a year following the plane crash).

After the plane crash, Barker was plagued with a plethora of physical and mental ailments. According to Rolling Stone, the plane crash resulted in Barker undergoing two-day-long blood transfusions and receiving a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Speaking to the outlet, Barker recalled becoming severely burned from the accident, stating, “I opened a door, and my hands caught fire. I immediately soaked up with jet fuel and caught fire. And then I was on fire, running like hell,” while also noting he “was running for [his] family.”

In an interview with Good Morning America, Barker revealed that he would offer his friends $1 million if they would kill him. “I mean, [medical officials] had to take my phone out of my room because I was making these phone calls,” Barker told the outlet. “I would call friends of mine and go, ‘You know, I’ll deposit a million dollars into whoever’s bank account. Like, I’m done.'” GMA also noted that he underwent 27 surgeries and that 65 percent of his body got burnt from the crash.


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