London, May 20 (PTI) Musician Travis Barker says he is healthier now than he was before his plane crash in 2008.

Travis, 41, was involved in the terrifying ordeal which killed four people almost a decade ago.

Although the experience left him with critical injuries – including severe burns to more than 65 percent of his body – he says he’s defied his doctors by improving his health drastically, reported Contactmusic.

“The doctors said, ‘You’re probably going to be on most of these drugs for the rest of your life because you went through such a horrific experience, and you’re dealing with bipolar disorder. You’ll probably never play drums again, you’ll never run again’,” Travis says.

“Then the challenge was in my mind just to prove them wrong. I had to wean myself off of every drug, start playing the drums immediately, run, and then I became even healthier than I ever was before the plane accident.”

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.