Twenty-year-old Landon Barker, the son of Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, may be a popular figure, but like many people, he also struggles with the same things that ordinary individuals have.
Landon recently revealed that he once struggled with alcohol abuse and mental health problems.
He is the son of drummer Travis Barker, and model and beauty queen Shanna Moakler, but he is mostly associated to be the son of Travis. Travis is known as the drummer for bands like Blink-182, Transplants, and Box Car Racer, as well as known for working with Machine Gun Kelly, among other artists.
Landon is a rapper, musician, content producer, and social media influencer, keeping millions of followers on his social media accounts.
Struggles with alcohol, mental health
He recently shared that because of alcohol abuse, he has begun to deal with derealization. According to WebMD, this disorder is a mental state wherein a person feels detached from their surroundings. People and objects around them may seem unreal. More so, the person is aware that this altered state is not normal. Symptoms for the person include episodes that make them feel like they’re in a dream, that objects or people look “wrong,” and distorted sounds, to name a few.
Aside from that condition, Landon also said he has gone through heightened OCD, ADHD, and anxiety while dissociating.
“It originally started with a bad habit with alcohol. I was abusing it and just abusing that substance, and then one day it just shocked me, and I had gone through that for months,” he said.
He said what he experienced were “awful,” felt like he “was in a video game,” and had him watching his “whole entire life through a movie screen.”
Support from his fans
But, despite all those, he said that the support that the public gave him, being an influencer, really helped him a lot.
“Looking to the public for support and more knowledge was honestly comforting for me and letting people know truly who I am, even on my phone through a social media platform was actually kind of helpful for me,” Landon added.
We’re here for you, Landon.