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Travis Barker Explains How Kourtney Kardashian Convinced Him To Fly Again After He Survived Deadly Plane Crash

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Travis Barker Explains How Kourtney Kardashian Convinced Him To Fly Again After He Survived Deadly Plane Crash

Travis Barker has revealed how it was his girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian who convinced him to fly again years after he survived a deadly plane crash.

Until last month the Blink-182 star hadn't travelled by plane since he was involved in a fatal plane crash in 2008.

Back in June he posted on Twitter to say he 'might fly again', and since then has been jetting off on swish holidays with his Kardashian girlfriend.

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And it's a 'deal' he made with his partner that he credits with helping him overcome his fear.

Speaking to Nylon about his recent trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Barker said: "I didn't even know I was going.

"I made a deal with her that she had just said to me, 'I would love to do so much traveling with you. I want to go to Italy with you. I want to go to Cabo with you. I want to go to Paris with you. I want to go to Bora Bora with you.'

"And I said, 'Well, when the day comes you want to fly, I'm telling you I'll do it with you. I would do anything with you. And just give me 24 hours' notice.' And that's what she did."

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Romantic, eh?

Travis and Kourtney also enjoyed a trip to Paris. Credit: Instagram/@travisbarker
Travis and Kourtney also enjoyed a trip to Paris. Credit: Instagram/@travisbarker

After landing on solid ground again, Barker shared a cute snap of him cuddling his girlfriend alongside the caption: "With you anything is possible."

And he didn't stop at Mexico - Barker and Kardashian have also recently enjoyed a trip to Italy and France.

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Opening up about his relationship he told the publication: "Having something that gives me the strength and hope to be able to overcome things that were so traumatic in my life, it just says a ton.

"She's definitely that for me. I'm invincible when I'm with her. It's like I never dreamed, I never even considered flying again."

Barker spent three months in hospital after the 2008 crash, in which he sustained third-degree burns to 65 percent of his body.

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Speaking on Good Morning America in 2015, Barker said: "The plane's on fire and my hands are on fire so I unbuckle my seat belt and I jump right into the jet, which holds all the fuel.

"I basically ignite my whole body in fire. I'm so soaked in jet fuel, there's nothing I can do to put the fire out.

"I'm completely nude at this point...I'm running, grabbing my testicles, my genitals, because, I don't know why, and then we realise, you know, we're out of the plane and... the plane explodes."

Both pilots were killed, as well as passengers Charles Monroe Still, Jr. and Barker's assistant Chris Baker, while Barker and Adam Goldstein (known by the stage name DJ AM) survived - however, tragically Goldstein later died of a drug overdose at just 36.

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@travisbarker

Topics: Celebrity, Music

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