Travis Barker has this flying thing down.
After avoiding plane travel for over a decade following his near-fatal plane crash in 2008, the Blink-182 drummer has taken his second flight in as many weeks, heading to Italy for a vacation with his beau Kourtney Kardashian.
Per TMZ, Barker and Kardashian spent their Friday on a beach in San Fruttuoso, a small town in Genoa. Though the pair have made blended-family outings a hallmark of their relationship, they appeared to be sans children for this particular jaunt.
Barker, 45, was photographed boarding a plane with Kourtney, 42, her mom, Kris Jenner, and Corey Gamble for a group vacation to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, earlier this month. Shortly afterward, he credited Kourtney with helping him overcome his fear of flying, posting a pic of the pair in front of Kylie Jenner’s private plane, writing “With you anything is possible.”
“Anything and everything with you,” Kardashian replied in the comments.
The Cabo flight was Barker’s first since the South Carolina crash that claimed the lives of two pilots, the rocker’s assistant Chris Baker and security guard Charles “Che” Still.
Barker and friend Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein survived, but both grappled with the fallout from the trauma. DJ AM died of a drug overdose a year after the accident, while Barker suffered third-degree burns over two-thirds of his body and spent months in the hospital undergoing 16 surgeries.
Earlier this year, Barker opened up to Men’s Health about dealing with his PTSD and survivor’s guilt, which he worked on with months of therapy.
“I was dark,” he says. “I couldn’t walk down the street. If I saw a plane [in the sky], I was determined it was going to crash, and I just didn’t want to see it.”
“It’s gotten better the further I get away from it,” he added. “The closer I was to it, it felt like I was closer to the bad stuff than I am to the good stuff.”