DJ AM and Travis Barker expected to make full recovery

Publié le 22 septembre 2008 par Slarue

DJ AM and musician Travis Barker survived the crash of a private plane late Friday night by jumping out of the aircraft as soon as it hit a nearby embankment on takeoff. The Learjet was on fire when they escaped and both were badly burned. They were the only survivors out of six people on the plane.

Yesterday the prognosis sounded poor for at least one of the victims. Travis Barker is said to be burned from the waist down, and it sounded like DJ AM, Adam Goldstein, was in worse shape as he suffered facial burns, and there was news that doctors had him in a medically-induced coma to do skin graft surgery.

E! Online quoted a source which said AM was “really, really badly burned,” that “his face is very burned,” and “More than 50 percent of his body is burned and the worst is on his face.”

Today there is more positive news about AM and Barker’s condition, with their doctor stating that both should have full recoveries despite the serious nature of their injuries:

Travis Barker and DJ AM suffered second and third degree burns from Friday’s jet crash that killed four people, Dr. Fred Mullins, Medical Director at Georgia’s Joseph Still Burn Center, announced at a press conference Sunday morning.

Barker has burns on his torso and lower body and Goldstein has burns on his arm and part of his head, Mullins said. (Mullins would not say the percentage of their bodies that were burned or whether they were conscious. He also did not go into detail about the type of treatment they are currently receiving.)

He said the two did not sustain any other injuries from the crash.

“I think these patients are going to make a full recovery,” Mullins said.

He added, “Anybody who can survive a plane crash is very lucky.”

During the conference, Mullins also read a statement from the families.

“The families wish to thank fans from all over the world for their prayers and concern. Deepest sympathy is expressed to the loved ones of those 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.”

[From US Weekly]

Our thoughts are with AM and Barker as they recuperate from this tragic accident. They are lucky to be alive and are likely to have a lot of surgeries and difficult rehabilitation ahead of them.

You can send well wishes to AM and Barker through the e-mail a patient form on their hospital’s website. They are likely to received tens of thousands of messages, but it can’t hurt.

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