Former Blink-182 rocker Travis Barker has dropped his vegetarian lifestyle of 25 years in order to heal faster following a devastating plane crash last month. The accident, in which Barker and his pal Adam ‘DJ AM’ Goldstein were the only survivors, occurred after the private plane they were traveling in failed to clear the runway on take-off and burst into flames. Four other people perished in the crash.
The star, who is receiving treatment at a Los Angeles hospital, told Us Weekly magazine, “I need protein from food rather than just protein supplements. I changed my diet. I would do anything I possibly could if they said like, ‘There’s a possibility you might heal faster if you do eat meat or just change your eating habits’. So I did. I don’t regret it at all, I feel so much better.”
I’m not going to judge the guy’s decision to want to heal faster — but veg community, what do you think? Moreover, is it fairly easy to go back to eating meat after being a vegetarian for 25 years? I always thought that was a rough transition for those that hopped off the diet after so many years. Chime in — and our best to Barker as he recovers.