From the plane crash...
Victoria Tsigonis

17:09 10th October 2008

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Travis Barker is eating meat again for the first time in 25 years to recover from his injuries sustained in last month’s plane crash.

Barker, 32, has been a vegetarian for the majority of his life.

Speaking to Us Weekly, Barker said, “I need protein from food rather than just protein supplements. I changed my diet. I would do anything I possibly could if they said like, 'There's a possibility you might heal faster if you do eat meat or just change your eating habits.' So I did. I don't regret it at all, I feel so much better.”

The drummer also expressed that he is desperate to be with his children again.

“I'm so anxious to get out of here. I've just been in surgery after surgery. I have third degree burns basically from my feet up to my waist and both hands,” he added.

“One of my hands was second degree burns and one was third degree burns. I'm trying to have a quick recovery and play the drums again and be able to hold my kids again.”

“I'm going nuts not being able to see them and spend time with them!”

Barker's injuries could take up to a year to heal.

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