Dr. Fred Mullins of the Augusta, GA’s Joseph Still Burn Center held a press conference this morning to give an update on Travis Barker and DJ AM’s injuries from Friday’s plane crash that killed 4 people.
Dr. Fred said the two are expected to make a “full recovery.” He said they both suffered second and third degrees burns. He added that it can take up to a year to recover from such burns but the two didn’t suffer any other type of injuries. He went on to say that Travis was burned on his torso. DJ was burned on his hands and part of his head. Dr. Fred would not say what percentage of their bodies were burned or if they were conscious. He also said they should be able to return to performing once they have recovered.
Given the circumstances, this is good news.
During the press conference, Dr. Fred 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.”