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Travis Barker Suffers Broken Arm

October 5, 2006

NEW YORK (AP) _ Travis Barker, the apparent cause of a nightclub brawl between Paris Hilton and estranged wife Shanna Moakler, has a broken arm. The tattooed drummer of the rock band (+44) _ pronounced ``plus forty-four″_ broke his right arm Sept. 9 while shooting a music video for the title track from the band’s upcoming album ``When Your Heart Stops Beating,″ publicist Dvora Vener said Thursday. She declined to say exactly how he fractured it.

She said no dates had been canceled yet even though the band _ which Barker formed last year with former Blink-182 bandmate Mark Hoppus_ is scheduled to begin a tour Oct. 13 in San Diego.

Barker has yet to offer a reaction to Moakler’s encounter with Hilton at a Hollywood nightclub Wednesday. Both women filed police reports alleging battery.

Hilton, 25, says Moakler, 31, walked up to her, ``used the most vile of language″ and then punched her in her jaw. Moakler says she exchanged mere profanities with Hilton, at which point Hilton’s ex-boyfriend Stavros Niarchos emerged from the entourage, bent Moakler’s wrists, poured a drink on her and shoved her down some stairs.

Barker filed for divorce in August from Moakler, a former beauty queen and Playboy Playmate who was recently voted off ``Dancing With the Stars.″ The couple starred in the MTV reality series ``Meet the Barkers.″

TMZ.com posted what it said was video of Barker and Hilton making out in a New York nightclub last month. But Hilton’s publicist, Elliot Mintz, said the two are ``just friends.″


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