Los Angeles: Drummer of American rock band Blink-182, Travis Barker has opened up about drug abuse, suicidal thoughts, and post-traumatic stress following a near-fatal plane crash. The 39-year-old musician got candid about his journey of self discovery including his battle with depression, reported E!online.
“I was so addicted to Oxycodone, and I had a security that would actually sleep during the day and then stay up at night to make sure I was breathing. That was pretty pathetic. “I had this moment when I got to Europe for that tour where I really identified myself as a dumpster. And I wasn’t proud. I was scared. I had to call (Blink-182 member) Mark (Hoppus) and say, ‘Hey, man. I’m like borderline suicidal. I’m going crazy. I need to go home,'” he said.
Barker also discussed the survivor’s guilt he went through, after the 2008 plane crash. “I was on all these crazy crazy bipolar drugs too cause I was suicidal in the hospital, masking everything from the pain of thinking, ‘Are my friends dead? Do you have to amputate my foot?’ I was completely done,” he said.