LATEST: Former BLINK-182 rocker TRAVIS BARKER and NICOLE RICHIE’s ex-fiance ADAM ‘DJAM’ GOLDSTEIN are expected to make a full recovery following a plane crash in South Carolina.
Barker and Goldstein were hospitalized after the disaster on Friday (19Sep08) which left four people dead when the plane they were travelling in crashed after failing to clear the runway.
Both stars are said to have scrambled from the blazing wreck of the aircraft before emergency rescue services arrived and are being treated for second and third degree burns at a specialist facility in Georgia.
Barker was burned on his torso and lower body and Goldstein suffered burns to his arms and a portion of his head, according to Dr. Fred Mullins of the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors’ Hospital in Augusta.
Both are in a critical but stable condition in the intensive care of the hospital – but doctors are optimistic that both stars will make a full recovery from their injuries.
Dr. Mullins says, “Since both Barker and Goldstein are in overall good health and didn’t suffer from any other crash-related complications, a full recovery is expected.”
When asked if the expected recovery time would be a year he added, “I would expect it would be much sooner than that.”
And he read out a heartfelt letter from the star’s relatives: “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.”