Blink 182 - Mark Hoppus Proud Of Barker's 'Dedication' To Tour

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Blink-182 star Mark Hoppus has praised his bandmate Travis Barker for working around his fear of flying on their international tour by travelling on buses and boats.
The drummer spent months in recovery after a 2008 plane crash which claimed the lives of two friends, and now refuses to travel by air.
His phobia has forced the rockers to change the way they tour, but Hoppus insists he's proud of the band's "will" and "dedication".
The bassist tells the Bbc, "For Travis to get over here (to the U.K.) he takes a bus from Los Angeles to New York, gets on a boat then gets on a bus and travels like that. It's definitely a lot more work to get him over here, but it just shows the level of dedication we have.
"It shows the will that we have to come and play over here that Travis is willing to get on a boat for a week after being in a bus for three days - just to play some shows."


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