The drummer spent four months in a burn center after the crash. He was so depressed, that Barker says he tried to pay his friends $1 million to take his life.
"I mean, [medical officials] had to take my phone out of my room because I was making these phone calls," the 39-year-old remembered. "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.'"
But, it was Barker's two young children that gave him the will to live again.
"It was just hard for them to see me in the state that I was in, like, you know, they color in class and…everyone's drawing pictures of their family or what they did on the weekend and Landon's drawing a picture of a plane crashing," an emotional Barker explained. "I mean it was definitely something that, I mean, he was old enough to understand."
Barker and Adam Goldstein (aka DJ AM) were the lone survivors, but Goldstein passed away in 2009 from a drug overdose.
While the musician has yet to step foot on a plane since the crash -- even skipping out on Blink-182's Australian tour in 2013 due to his fear of flying -- now six years later, Travis says he's willing to travel by plane again for his children.
"I tell my children, 'When you're ready to fly, I'm ready to fly,'" Barker said. "So if my son came to me and said, 'Dad, let's fly to Hawaii,' or, 'Dad, let's go to Australia,' I'm in Australia."
"I don't want it to be a handicap for them, and I dread it," he continued. "You know, I lose sleep over it, but if and when they say they want to do it, I'm going to do it."
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