Travis Barker Says DJ AM 'Made You Want to Be a Better Person': Exclusive 'The Real' Clip
Travis Barker reopens old wounds on Wednesday's episode of The Real.
In this exclusive first look on Billboard, the esteemed drummer, who rose to fame alongside his bandmates in Blink-182, discussed the mental and physical scars he suffered from the horrific 2008 plane crash that left four dead.
The 39-year-old musician also spoke of his best friend DJ AM, who was with him during the crash. AM died a year later at the age of 36 from an accidental drug overdose, one of the reasons Barker pledged to stay sober.
"You know the crazy thing is, one of the last things he said to me was … It was after a show," he recalled of AM. "We had just played Coachella, we were playing our residency in Vegas, and, you know, this guy had 12 years sober under his belt. He’s one of the reasons I got sober."
Barker continued, "He was just one of those people that were in your life that just made you want to be a better person."
Check your local listings and tune in to The Real for the full interview with Travis Barker on Wednesday, Nov. 4.