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Travis Barker and DJ AM Critically Injured in Plane Crash, Expected to Recover

September 22, 2008 03:19:31 GMT

Both of them have been treated for second- and third-degree burns, but doctor said they are expected to make full recoveries because they didn't suffer from any other crash-related complications.


Travis Barker and DJ AM Critically Injured in Plane Crash, Expected to Recover
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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.

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posted by tree3449@aol.com on Oct 06, 2008
I WAS ALSO VERY SHOCKED AND SAD I WAS AT WORK I WORK IN NURSING IN A HOSPITAL I JUST STARTED TO CRY, BECAUSE I THANKED GOD. U AND ADAM LIVED. AND VERY SAD FOR THOSE LOST. BUT ALSO NEW WHAT U . AND ADAM WERE IN FOR RECOVERY HANG IN THERE MY PRAYERS ARE WITH U BOTH. R.I.P FOR THOSE LOST/ AND GOD HELP THERE FAMILYS MAKE IT THROUGH. AS TO BOTH U TRAVIS AND ADAM GOD BLESS U AND YOUR FAMILYS . THERESA CONCORD,CAL,
posted by tinyisamazing07 on Sep 25, 2008
Travis get better soon. Im ur biggest fan and I balled my eyes out when u heard the news, get well... I pray for you everynight... xoxooxo Ur biggest Fan Mariah
posted by halfpint on Sep 24, 2008
man dude i dont see how u guys survived that crash. But thankfully u did. Get well.=0

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