Dr. Fred Mullins of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors' Hospital in Augusta, where Travis Barker and DJ AM currently are treated following a plane crash that killed four people, said both musicians are expected to make full recoveries because they didn't suffer from any other crash-related complications. In a press conference held Sunday morning, September 21, the doctor also shared with the press about the latest condition of the two celebrities.
Travis and AM both are being treated for second- and third-degree burns. Detailing on their burns, Dr. Fred told the press Travis was burned on his torso and lower body, while AM was burned on his arms and a portion of his head. He, furthermore, described both as remaining in critical but stable condition and in the intensive-care unit of the hospital.
Still according to Dr. Fred recovery from such burns can take up to one year, but he hoped recoveries for both "would be much sooner than that." "Since both Barker and [Adam "DJ AM"] Goldstein are in overall good health and didn't suffer from any other crash-related complications, a full recovery is expected," the doctor told the press.
Declining to discuss the specification of the stars' injuries, Dr. Fred simply said, "Anybody who can survive a plane crash is pretty lucky." He went on reading a statement from Travis and AM's families that read, "The families wish to thank fans all over the world for their prayers and concern. Deepest sympathy is expressed to the loved ones who perished in the crash. As the two recuperate and mourn this loss, privacy for them, their families and friends is requested at this time."
Travis and AM had just performed at a free T-Mobile-sponsored show in the Five Points area when they were involved in a plane crash Friday night, September 19 in Columbia, South Carolina. The crash killed four of its six passengers, pilot Sarah Lemmon, co-pilot James Bland, Travis' assistant Chris Baker, and security guard Charles Still. As of press time, cause of the plane crash is still being investigated.