Friends & Family of Barker and Goldstein Show Their Support

Barker's ex-wife, Shanna Moakler

By: Mary Montserrat-Howlett

AUGUSTA, GA.(RUSHPRNEWS)09/25/2008-Plane crash survivors, Travis Barker and DJ AM (Adam Goldstein) (the house band for the Video Music Awards’s earlier this month) are expected to make a full recovery, with the help and support of a close network of friends and family.
The tragic LearJet 60 plane crash, which National Transportation Safety Board investigators believe was caused by a blown tire on the jet, killed four and left Blink-182 drummer and DJ AM in critical condition. Executive Director at the Joseph Center in Augusta, Ga., Dr. Mullins says that both men are recovering from extensive burns and are facing weeks of hospitalization to treat their injuries.

Mullins states that victims of severe trauma can have a difficult time coping with the after-math. However the encouragement and support the two men are getting from close friends, fans and family will certainly speed up the recovery.

MTV’s news site was quickly flooded with comments from well-wishers who were anxious for updates about the musicians’ conditions. Fans offered comforting words to the victims. One fan says; “I live right outside of Augusta, Georgia, and while I am very upset this had to happen, it couldn’t have happened in a better place. Our burn center is voted the best burn unit in the Southeast, so they are in the best hands.”

On Monday, Barker’s ex-wife, Shanna Moakler, issued a statement thanking everyone for the “outpouring of love and support we have received during this very difficult time.”

Singer Mandy Moore hopped a flight and visited ex-boyfriend Adam Goldstein at the Burn Center the day of the accident, Moore’s manager confirmed to PEOPLE. Barker’s ex-wife, Shanna Moakler, also rushed to the hospital as soon as she heard the news and stayed by his side.

And Lindsay Lohan’s girlfriend, DJ Samantha Ronson sent out a condolence message on her MySpace page to the families of the victims of the crash and good friend DJ AM and Travis Barker.

About the author: Montreal-based Mary Montserrrat-Howlett is a regular contributor to Rush PR News. Her writing career  took off two years ago, with articles predominantly dealing with minority rights in the workplace. She has a vested interest in social issues and in her spare time, enjoys to work on a series of short stories and scripts. You may write her at

Sources: MTV and Hollywood Celeb Gossips


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