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Travis Barker Is Reportedly Suing Over July’s Bus Crash And Recent Medical Procedures

Rob Sayce
Rob Sayce 19 September 2018 at 10.24

The Blink-182 and Transplants drummer has been unable to tour in recent months due to medical issues.

Blink-182's Travis Barker has filed a lawsuit relating to the recent bus accident he was involved in, and medical procedures conducted in June, his representative has confirmed to Pitchfork.

Back in July, Travis was driving in Los Angeles when his car was hit by a school bus. Both Travis and his son walked away from the crash, but his car was left "totaled".

"A school bus ran a red light. It was insane," he said at the time. "I have a really big 4×4 G-Wagon and if I wasn’t in that, it might have been different but it held up pretty well."

In September, Blink cancelled their US tour after Travis's doctors advised him that due to his medical condition, "the risks associated with drumming are still too great." He had previously been diagnosed with blood clots in both of his arms, which required medical input.

Now, Travis is suing the bus driver and bus company involved in the July crash, as well as the Medical Imaging Center in Santa Monica. 

In relation to the latter, Travis alleges that he was stuck with a dirty needle numerous times while technicians attempted to locate a vein - during a visit in June - leading to a staph infection and vein damage.

We wish Travis all the best with his recovery.

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