Viral Tweet thanks Kourtney Kardashian for allowing Travis Barker to fly again and spark a Blink-182 tour around the world

Kourtney Kardashian is known for being criticized by social media users. Whether it’s for her carbon emissions statements or for wearing a Cannibal Corpse t-shirt, the eldest of the Kardashian brothers knows that you can’t please everyone. However, with the news that original Blink 182 members Travis Barker, Tom DeLonge and Mark Hoppus are reuniting for a world tour, the band’s fans – and one viral tweet in particular – have begun to thank the TV star- reality for his role in make Barker comfortable enough to fly again.

In 2008, Travis Barker was one of six people aboard a private jet that crashed mid-takeoff in South Carolina, killing four people. It’s no wonder the Blink 182 drummer avoided airplanes after that, at least until he struck up a romance with Kourtney Kardashian. He credited his wife with helping him overcome this fear, thus enabling the tour to come, and the new Mrs. Barker’s role did not go unnoticed by this Twitter user:

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The tweet amusingly points out that a world tour probably wouldn’t be possible if Travis Barker were forced to circumnavigate the globe, as he supposedly arrived at his last European gig by boat. While the drummer’s image as a “cholera-riddled missionary” made many laugh, the tweet also served as a teaching moment for a surprising number of fans, who didn’t even know Barker was member of Blink 182. user commented:

this is the tweet that taught me that travis barker is winking 182 and not just some random guy the kardashians created for drama

I guess drummers aren’t always the best-known members of a band, but many who’ve seen admissions like the one above have wondered “What’s My Age Again?” ever since Travis Barker rose to fame as a member of Blink 182 at the turn of the century, when the only Kardashian anyone really knew was OJ Simpson’s defense attorney Robert, father of Kim Kardashian, et al. It would take whole decades before Barker fell in love with Kourtney Kardashian.

The musician has been open about how his current wife helped him find the courage to fly again. Until they reunited, he had refused to fly after the plane crash, in which two of his entourage died, along with the two pilots. The other survivor – Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein – died of a drug overdose a year later.

He said that after Kourtney Kardashian talked about wanting to travel the world together, Travis Barker has reached an agreement with her that he would fly back, provided she gave him 24 hours’ notice. Everything she did to help her through her trauma seems to have worked, and Blink 182 fans were grateful (but not overwhelmingly kind), with another comment on viral tweet reading:

And there, I think all the Kardashians are useless lol

With Travis Barker planning to jet-set over the next year – Blink 182’s tour is set to run from March 2023 to February 2024 – we’ll have to see if that means he’ll be featured less frequently in future seasons of The Kardashians. For now, however, he can still be seen strapped to his wife’s hip, in new episodes available every Thursday for fans with a Hulu Subscription. Also be sure to check out our 2022 TV Schedule to see what shows are coming to TV and streaming soon.

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