DJ AM's 'fireball' escape

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 16 October 2008
DJ AM

DJ AM's 'fireball' escape

DJ AM has spoken for the first time about the plane crash which left him with second and third-degree burns, recalling he "jumped through a fireball" in an attempt to escape the wreckage

DJ AM "jumped through a fireball" to escape from the plane crash which left him with second and third-degree burns.

In his first interview since the tragic event - which killed four people and severely injured former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker - the musician recalled how he managed to break free of the wreckage following the crash last month.

The DJ, real name Adam Goldstein, said: "After Travis opened the emergency door, there was fire everywhere. I tried to cover my face as I jumped through a fireball. As soon as I hit the ground, I remembered, 'Stop, drop and roll.' So I started rolling."

The 35-year-old star - who has undergone several medical procedures to treat the severe burns all over his body - also expressed his amazement at surviving the crash.

He said: "My emotions go back and forth. I can't believe I made it. I'm just grateful."

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