Promising news comes from Augusta, Georgia for Travis Barker and DJ AM!
The medical director of the burn unit treating the two said Sunday morning that both men, who are critically injured, are expected to make full recoveries.
Dr. Fred Mullins of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors’ Hospital in Augusta said at a press conference that Travis and DJ AM are being treated for second and third degree burns.
Recovery from this may take as long as a year, but the two suffered no other injuries from the crash. “Since both Barker and Goldstein are in overall good health and didn’t suffer from any other crash-related complications, a full recovery is expected,” Dr. Mullins said. And even though recovery could take up to a year, Dr. Mullins doesn’t believe so. He said, “I would expect it would be much sooner than that.”
He also noted that Travis suffered burns on his torso and lower body, and DJ AM suffered burns on his arms and a portion of his head. And they are currently in the ICU at the hospital.
The doctor refused to comment on their emotional state, but did say of burn victims that “45 percent of all patients have some emotional trouble.”
Dr. Mullins also noted at the press conference: “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.”
My personal thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and friends during this time – and of course, continuous prayers go out to Travis and DJ AM.