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Travis Barker Talks About Being Vegan On Joe Rogan Podcast

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Blink 182 drummer and vegan Travis Barker has appeared on the Joe Rogan podcast – where the pair discussed his vegan journey, health, and his plant-based restaurant Crossroads.

Barker, who opened the eatery after he was approached by its now Head Chef Tal Ronnen – who used to be a private chef for Oprah and Ellen – spoke about how the vast majority of his diners aren’t vegan. “I think probably 80-90 percent of the people who eat there aren’t vegan, because it’s that good,” he said.

According to Rogan, his friend John Joseph – a vegan musician, author, and Ironman athlete – has asked him many times to eat there. “Next time I’ll make it,” Rogan promised.

Going vegan

“I was vegetarian since I was 13,” Barker revealed. “And then after my [airplane] accident [in 2009]I was in hospital. It’s a long story I will just sum up, I had to eat meat in the hospital because they didn’t have any vegan options of protein.

“So I’d eat bags of beef jerky – whatever they could give me, whatever I could stomach and not think about what I was eating. Because I wasn’t eating at all, I was ditching my food, giving it to my friends because I didn’t want to eat meat but then I got caught.

“So long story short I ate a bit of meat in the hospital and when I got out I just felt like the next evolution of my eating would to try and be vegan. And it was so easy in LA because we have so many great vegan restaurants.”

You can listen to the full podcast on YouTube here

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