Travis Barker Explains Arm Sling


Feb. 9 2009, Published 6:04 a.m. ET

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Seeing Travis Barker sporting an arm sling at last night's Grammy Awards was a stark reminder of the fatal plane crash he and DJ AM survived last September.

No need to worry too much over the recovering musician, however, as Travis explained to Extra.

"I kind of rushed out of the hospital and my hand was numb, but I didn't tell anybody. I just wanted to get out. The numbness didn't go away," he says. "It was like in four or five of my fingers. I really wanted to fix it as soon as possible. I had bad nerve damage, so I just got surgery. I have eight to ten weeks to recover."

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Helping him to get better will surely be his longtime friends and Blink 182 bandmates– the guys recently announced they'll be reuniting to make music together once again.

"When you're in a band, you have this unspoken bond. You're kind of family with your boys. We took a break for a little bit," explains Tom DeLeonge. "I think when Travis had the event happen to him it was something that pulled us back together... We always knew it was inevitable."


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