DJ Khaled reveals how son Asahd helped him overcome fear of flying

The producer has long been afraid of flying.

— -- DJ Khaled has long had a fear of flying.

The producer has been open in the past about opting for long bus trips over flying when crossing the country to promote his latest collaborations.

But Khaled recently said he's conquered his fear thanks to his 10-month-old son, Asahd. The Snapchat lover welcomed his first child with longtime partner Nicole Tuck last October.

"That's the only fear I had in my life," DJ Khaled told E! News , "just being in a plane and if there's any turbulence. I just didn't feel comfortable. I had a lot of bad anxiety, and he helped me overcome that."

"Anytime I was on the road," Khaled said, "I would fly him and I would take the bus. My son's on the plane, but I'm driving [and] taking two to three days to get somewhere and I'm saying to myself, 'My son can fly. I gotta fly.'"

Khaled said he could tell the traveling separately was affecting his son.

"It really touched my heart and put tears in my eyes," he said. "I had to go on the road and when I would FaceTime him, he knew I'd be gone. So I'm like, ‘You know what? We're going to start flying together.'"

"So he definitely helped me overcome my fear," Khaled said.

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