AN emotional Travis Barker has made a major career announcement, as his wife continues to recover from emergency fetal surgery.
Travis flew home from Europe when a pregnant Kourtney Kardashian was rushed into surgery.
Travis is now back with his Blink-182 bandmates, touring overseas. And on Monday, the group made a personal announcement.
In a nearly four minute video, Travis’s guitarist, Tom DeLonge, and lead singer, Mark Hoppus, reflected on their long careers and personal tragedies – both together and apart.
It all led up to a welcomed reveal: a new album.
The 17-song album, titled One More Time, is set to drop next month.
It’ll be Blink’s first full-length album with Tom, who left the band in 2015, since 2011s Neighborhoods.
While announcing the new project, Travis spoke candidly about some of their past ghosts.
“Our new album, One More Time, is kind of written about, like, why does it take these catastrophes like me being in a plane crash or Mark being sick for our band to get back together.”
Travis was aboard a small private plane on September 19, 2008, along with his assistant Chris Baker, security guard Charles “Che” Still and his best friend Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein when it overran a runway and crashed through the airport boundary fence.
The pilot and first officer both lost their lives in the ensuing inferno, along with Chris and Charles.
A year later, DJ AM died following an overdose as he was struggling to cope with the impact of such a horrifying event.
Mark survived his own harrowing ideal, when he battled stage 4 lymphoma in 2021.
After rounds of chemo and a lengthy fight, he announced he was cancer-free as of September 29, 2021.
But even in the face of such tragedies, Travis had faith in his friends.
“I always knew that the brotherhood wouldn’t ever deteriorate or wouldn’t be there,” he explained. “I really feel like Blink is us three, and as soon as we accept that and we just don’t settle for anything less than that, I just think that’s the future.”
Travis’s future involved the birth of his son with wife Kourtney.
However, the couple suffered quite a scare earlier this month, when Kourtney was rushed to the emergency room due to complications with her pregnancy.
The pregnant Hulu star admitted she had to have “urgent fetal surgery” on her unborn baby.
She shared an emotional post on Instagram to update her followers.
She posted a simple black and white photo of her holding her husband’s hand and wrote: “I will be forever grateful to my incredible doctors for saving our baby’s life.
“I am eternally grateful to my husband who rushed to my side from tour to be with me in the hospital and take care of me afterward, my rock. And to my mom, thank you for holding my hand through this.
“As someone who has had three really easy pregnancies in the past, I wasn’t prepared for the fear of rushing into urgent fetal surgery.
“I don’t think anyone who hasn’t been through a similar situation can begin to understand that feeling of fear.
“I have a whole new understanding and respect for the mamas who have had to fight for their babies while pregnant.”
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
Travis is back on tour in Europe, and Kourtney has revealed that she’s missing her rockstar hubby.
In a post on Instagram, the Blink-182 drummer was wearing a dark pair of pants and a beanie was covering his head.
The musician was shirtless as he intensely played the drums on stage.
Travis was covered in sweat and a ton of red lights and spotlights from the show.
In the video, the Kardashian wrote: “I miss my husband,” with a crying emoji.
Travis is finishing up his European tour before Baby Barker arrives in a month or so.