Game Issues Statement On Barker/DJ AM Tragedy

Los Angeles, California Hip-Hop recording artist The Game issued a statement earlier today regarding the tragic Friday night plane crash that critically injured former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and DJ AM. "I am deeply hurt by this tragedy. Travis Barker has always been there for me when I needed him creatively. We've done many songs together," The Game said. "Just recently he appeared in my video (Dope Boyz) that he featured on. I respect and love him, my prayers are with him and his family in this difficult time for his speedy & complete recovery."

Barker has a long history of working with Hip-Hop artists, and has worked on Hip-Hop related projects himself, acting as drummer for a Hip-Hop inspired punk band, Transplant, whose second release Haunted Cities was screwed and chopped by Paul Wall.

He later formed a band called Expensive Taste with Paul Wall. Barker recently remixed the monster hit "Crank That" by artist Soulja Boy to critical acclaim, and another recent smash with Flo Rida's "Low," which was featured on hit video game Guitar Hero.

Barker is currently in critical condition in an Augusta, GA burn unit with fellow crash survivor DJ AM, born Adam Goldstein.

Four people died in the crash.

They have been identified as pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31, of Anaheim Hills, co-pilot James Bland, 52, of Carlsbad, Chris Baker, 29, of Studio City, CA, and Charles Still, 25 of Los Angeles.