Travis Barker

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With friends like Jermaine Dupri, who needs a publicist?

The music producer, Travis Barker's So So Def clothing line partner, has been speaking out on his on-the-mend friend, saying the former Blink-182 drummer remains positive and is looking forward to leaving the hospital after last week's fatal plane crash.

Dupri visited Barker, who with Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein was critically injured in the incident, at Georgia's Joseph Still Burn Center on Sunday.

"He's doing good, he's gonna be all right. He's just got a lot of healing to do," Dupri told People.

"He's supposed to send a message out to everybody in a couple of days to let everyone know that's he's feeling better. He's definitely feeling the love from everyone."

Barker'ss also feeling the love in the form of a pimped-out hospital room.

"He's just now getting everything in the hospital set up for him—iPods, computers, everything that he needs," Dupri added. "You got to make sure he is comfortable."

His plugged-in suite will also no doubt help Barker communicate with caring fans, something Dupri says his friend is gearing up to do.

"He's in good spirits," Dupri added to OK! magazine. "He's gonna be on iChat in like two days so he's going to send you all a message."

In the interest of good measure, and mad PR skills, Dupri also spoke with Us Weekly about his recovering pal, who has undergone several surgeries to treat the second- and third-degree burns on his torso and lower body.

"It's a seriously sad situation," he said. "He's doing good…but I really hate to see my friends go through this."

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