Travis Barker bows out of Blink-182 Australian tour

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Travis Barker will not appear with Blink-182 on their Australian tour because he's not yet ready to fly.

Barker survived a plane crash near Columbia, South Carolina, in 2008 that killed four people.

Barker says on his Facebook page he still hasn't gotten over "the horrific events." He gave his blessing to Blink-182 to use another drummer.

Blink-182 say drummer Brooks Wackerman will fill in. Barker says he considered going by ship but couldn't find one that worked with the schedule.

The tour begins Wednesday in Sydney.

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