Mark Hoppus recently spoke to MTV about the status of his bandmate from Plus-44 and Blink-182, Travis Barker. Barker was injured in a September 2008 plane crash which also injured DJ AM and took the lives of four people when the plane failed to lift off, went off the runway and crashed into a nearby road.

Hoppus noted:

He's home right now with his family, and he's healing and trying to stay as positive as he can. He's always been one of the most musically driven people I've ever known in my entire life, and he's still the same way. He can't wait to get back on the drums. He can't wait to get back in the studio, you know? I can't even imagine what he's had to go through these past weeks, and he's just trying to stay positive and get back in the studio and do good work.

He can't not drum, you know? The man was born to sit behind a drum kit and do his thing. He's healing incredibly well. He's healing very quickly. The doctors are saying that his body is really healing in a positive way. So hopefully, in the next couple months we'll see him behind the kit, I pray. No matter what I work on, Travis will be part of, for sure.

You can find the rest of the interview here.