Travis Barker really does pour everything into his music (Picture: Getty/ Travis Barker/Instagram)
Travis Barker is nursing a bloody injury after tearing his hands to shreds during a Blink-182 show in Manchester.
The All The Small Things pop punk legends rolled into the city on Sunday night as part of their ongoing UK arena tour and the 47-year-old drummer proved that the idea of pouring blood, sweat and tears into your art isn’t just a cute slogan.
Taking to Instagram after the gig, Travis – whose ring and middle finger were taped up as ever – shared a snap of his hand covered in blood, which appears to be pouring from three painful looking blisters.
In another photo, his pants can be seen stained with blood as he poses backstage after the gig.
It was still a triumphant night for Blink-182 in the northwest as they kicked things off with Anthem Part Two before bursting into hits like The Rock Show, Man Overboard, Feeling This and Aliens Exist.
Joined by bandmates Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge for their first UK tour together since Tom rejoined, they also treated fans to new material like Edging, One More Time and Dance With Me.
The Blink-182 drummer’s hand was a bloody mess (Picture: Travis Barker / Instagram)
His pants were covered in blood after the Manchester gig (Picture: Travis Barker / Instagram)
He revealed his war wounds on social media (Picture: Travis Barker / Instagram)
They even gave a nod to Taylor Swift with a tease of We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together as part of their classic track Dammit.
They’ll be back at Manchester’s AO Arena tonight (Monday) for another show, and Travis will be hoping to make it through the gig unscathed.
Travis is back on the road with bandmates Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge (Picture: Amy Harris/Invision/AP)
It’s been a tough time for the What’s My Age Again? drummer, who recently revealed he suffered ‘an episode of trigeminal neuralgia’, which is described as being ‘severely’ painful by the NHS.
It’s caused by the compression of the trigeminal nerve and leads to facial pain so bad it feels like ‘having an electric shock in the jaw’.
Late last month, he wrote on X (formerly Twitter): ‘Last week I had covid, an episode of trigeminal neuralgia, and a root canal. Which means I can pretty much handle anything god throws at me.’
Meanwhile, Travis also touched upon his fear of flying, stemming from a plane crash in 2008 that left him with burns on 65% of his body, while pilot Sarah Lemmon and co-pilot James Bland died along with Travis’ assistant Chris Baker.
He added: ‘I still hate flying. I love touring and playing music but I unfortunately associate traveling and flying with death.’
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The pop punk legend left it all on stage.