The doctors treating Travis Barker and DJ AM held a press conference today to discuss both artists conditions. He said both musicians suffer from second and third degree burns. Travis Barker, has burns on his torso and lower body. DJ AM, on his hands and part of his head, remains in a doctor induced coma, so he may undergo skin grafts.
In previous reports, it was stated that DJ AM had burns over 50% of his body, and was in a incubator type hospital bed to prevent infection. Also reported, a terrified DJ AM was able to contact his mom from the helicopter ambulance before he lost consciousness.
An eyewitness report, stated both musicians jumped from the burning plane. In shock, they both patted out each others flames, Travis Barker stripped down naked, and both were found lying on the side of the road.
According to E! Online:
It’s a miracle Travis Barker and DJ AM even survived Friday night’s plane crash that killed four others, and now their doctor is saying he expects them to make full recoveries.
“Since both Barker and [Adam ‘DJ AM’] Goldstein are in overall good health and didn’t suffer from any other crash-related complications, a full recovery is expected,” said Dr. Fred Mullins at a press conference on Sunday morning. “Anybody who can survive a plane crash is pretty lucky,” he added.
Mullins explained that Barker was burned on his torso and AM was burned on his hands and part of his head. Both suffer second- and third-degree burns, and remain in critical but stable condition at the Joseph Still Burn Center in Augusta, Ga.
He said that recovery from such burns can take up to one year but expects theirs to be “much sooner than that” since they had no other injuries.
At the press conference, Mullins relayed a message from their families: “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.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families.