The 46-year-old drummer, Travis Barker, is passionate about his diet and health, and puts his money where his mouth is by financially backing vegan businesses. Barker is also a music producer, entrepreneur, fashion designer and recently married Kourtney Kardashian. He has been the drummer for the rock band Blink-182, since 1992, and also collaborates with hip hop artists. Rolling Stone lists him as one of the 100 greatest drummers of all time.
He has been a vegetarian since the age of 15, but switched to a vegan lifestyle after being seriously injured in a plane crash in 2008. Barker sustained second-degree burns on over 65% of his body and required numerous surgeries and skin grafts. Barker told Men’s Health that going vegan was part of a promise he made to himself after the crash. The benefits have been significant for him.
“Honestly, ever since I found this way of eating I have endless amounts of energy,” says Barker. “I can go all day, and after it all I never find myself getting tired. No matter what kind of shows I have done, or workouts I do on top of it, I still have to force myself to sleep at night.”
For Travis Barker, maintaining his vegan diet isn’t an issue. His Los Angeles location puts him close to many excellent healthy, vegan shops and restaurants, so he doesn’t have to worry about not having access to healthy foods. He is so passionate about his vegan lifestyle that he has even invested in a vegan restaurant in LA, Crossroads Kitchen. He joins many other entertainment celebrities, such as Carrie Underwood, Billie Eilish, and rapper RZA.