DJ AM Back In LA After Crash, Travis Barker Still In Hospital
First Published: September 26, 2008 2:44 PM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, has been released from the hospital after suffering injuries from a plane crash that killed four people last week, his rep confirmed to Access Hollywood.
“Adam Goldstein has been released from Doctors Hospital,” the rep said in a statement. “While he is deeply saddened by the events he is thankful for all of the love and support he has been receiving from fans and friends world wide. We ask that you continue respect his privacy as he rests and heals and mourns the loss of his friends”.
And the DJ is already back home in L.A.
“I’ve been speaking with him this week. He just got back to Los Angeles,” Perez Hilton told Access Hollywood on Thursday night.
The gossip blogger says he’s “good friends” with the DJ. According to Perez, Adam arrived back home on Thursday – by bus.
“That might tell you something about his desire to use or not use airplanes in the future,” Perez said.
But while DJ AM has returned, fellow passenger and TRVSDJ-AM musical collaborator, Travis Barker remains in the hospital.
“[Adam] just said to me to pray for Travis, so that makes me a little concerned that Travis’ injuries might be more severe than his were,” Perez said.
According to People, Barker pal and hip-hop mogul Jermaine Dupri says the former Blink-182 drummer will be in the hospital for another two weeks.
“He’s doing good, he’s gonna be alright. He’s just got a lot of healing to do,” Dupri told the mag.
Barker has undergone several surgeries for burns over his torso and lower body, the Associated Press reported. He and DJ AM were severely injured in a Learjet crash in Columbia, South Carolina, late on Friday, Sept. 19, which led to the deaths of pilots Sarah Lemmon and James Bland, as well as Chris Baker and Charles Still, who worked for the musicians.
One of the first responders to the crash has said that Barker and DJ AM escaped the flaming wreckage by sliding down the jet’s wing.
“They said the plane went down. They didn’t say how or if they knew,” Lt. Jason Shumpert of the South Congaree Police Department told the Associated Press. “Once it went down, they were able to slide down the wing of the plane, and they jumped on each other to put fires on each other out and rolled around on the ground.”
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