Phil Posted March 2, 2011 Share Posted March 2, 2011 http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/rs_sotd/5494/travis-barker-on-his-painful-recovery-solo-disc-new-blink-182-album-and-more/ "Honestly, I never thought the album would be finished," Barker tells Rolling Stone. "For a while after my accident, I was just recovering. No one really thought I would be able to play drums after all the surgeries and everything. That was always on my mind. Once I was in the studio, it was like, 'I can walk now, I can play the drums still. I have to finish this.'" His recovery from the crash took longer and was more painful than was publicly known at the time. Barker went through 16 surgeries and nearly had a foot amputated. For a time, his left hand was completely numb. "It was sketchy, so I came a long way. And mentally I was a basket case," he says. "It was a big amount of time to get off of 20 medications that they had me on, and then physically getting in shape. It was heavy." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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