11/28/2008 at 12:00 PM EST
After nearly dying in a plane crash
, former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker paused to remember how lucky he is.
"I wanted to say thanks ... and share my gratitude for everything I've been blessed with," the musician says in a Thanksgiving Weekend blog message.
"Family, friends, and continued support from everyone. Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living. My best to everyone."
Barker and DJ AM were severely burned in the Learjet accident in September that also killed four others. In a newly filed lawsuit
, Barker blames the pilots and faulty equipment for the crash.