Travis Barker Writes Emotional Letter to Teen Drummer After His Death: His ‘Impact’ Was ‘Life Changing’

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Travis Barker is grieving the departure of a fan and high schooler drummer whom he met recently. “I simply needed to say meeting you changed my life everlastingly,” Barker, 47, wrote in the remarks segment of an Instagram post declaring the passing of 13-year-old Alex Etheridge.

“At the point when my girl Alabama enlightened me concerning you and your story I was unable to hold back to hang. You’re quite possibly of the most pleasant individual I’ve met. You are so capable in such countless ways. You’re an incredible lyricist, drummer and performer. I cherished sticking with you playing paradiddles and herta’s. I might have spent time with you for quite a long time in the event that we had additional time,” he added.

According to Fox 10, Barker met Etheridge in June, who was diagnosed with bone cancer in January 2022. Pondering their meet, the artist reviewed he was “major areas of strength for so, and present,” notwithstanding the thing he was going through. ” Felt like for those couple of hours we got to hang out you weren’t in agony or wiped out any longer,” he added. ” You continued saying, ‘Am I dreaming like is this truly occurring’ and I recently continued to say OK, yes, it is!! As I’m composing this, I just got a DM from Alex’s Instagram with news that Alex has passed. I looked up and peruse our messages and I’m crying grief stricken. All I needed was for this video and message to get to Alex before he passed, and I missed him.”

“I will keep my experience with Alex near my heart until the end of time. His effect on me was groundbreaking and I will convey it with me everlastingly on each stage I play on and in each request,” Barker proceeded. ” Companions 4L like we said in the wake of meeting one another. Till next time Alex.”

The Instagram post, which was shared to Etheridge’s record, incorporated a photograph of the youngster shaking on the drums.

“At 6:08 today, Alex took his final gasp. He was punk AF and put others first until his last second,” the subtitle read, adding that administrations would be declared before long. ” He esteemed his associations with companions and really cherished life.” Etheridge shared videos and photos from the Blink-182 concert in June, where he met Barker and Charli D’Amelio (who is currently dating Barker’s son Landon).

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Barker is likewise anticipating the appearance of a child kid with spouse Kourtney Kardashian. Barker is the father of Alabama, a 17-year-old girl, Landon, a 19-year-old boy, and Atiana, a 24-year-old stepdaughter, with his ex-wife Shanna Moakler. In the meantime, Kardashian and her ex-husband Scott Disick have a daughter, Penelope, 11, and two sons, Mason, 13, and Reign, 8.