Travis Barker is updating fans on his health after testing positive for COVID-19 last week. The drummer took to X (formerly known as Twitter) on Friday, revealing that he also experienced a sudden “episode of trigeminal neuralgia” — “a condition that causes painful sensations similar to an electric shock on one side of the face,” as per the Mayo Clinic — “and a root canal.” Speaking of the health issues he overcame, Barker, 47, added: “I can pretty much handle anything god throws at me.” READ MORE: The Name Of Kourtney Kardashian And Travis Barker’s Baby May Have Just Been Revealed In an earlier post, the Blink-182 rocker also addressed his fear of flying — which he’s been candid about over the years — as he prepares to rejoin his bandmates for the rest of their European tour leg. “I still hate flying.
I love touring and playing music but I unfortunately associate traveling and flying with death,” he wrote. “I am strong and nothing can keep me from living life though.” READ MORE: Kourtney Kardashian Says ‘I Miss My Husband’ As Travis Barker Tours With Blink-182 After Her Medical Scare Back in 2008, Barker and his longtime collaborator DJ AM (Adam Michael Goldstein) were onboard a plan that went down in a deadly crash following a show in South Carolina.
Over half of Barker’s body was covered with third-degree burns, to which he underwent several skin grafts and surgeries. The horrifying incident killed the musician’s assistant Chris Baker, pilot Sarah Lemmon and co-pilot James Bland, plus his security guard Charles “Che” Still.
A year later, Goldstein tragically died from a prescription drug overdose. Up next, Blink-182’s is scheduled to hit the stage on October 2nd at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal.