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Gym Class Heroes Frontman Travie McCoy Recovered From Illness

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Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy has finally recovered from a stomach virus that sent him to the hospital and forced his band to cancel a number of tour dates earlier this month.

Drummer Matt McGinley told Spinner that McCoy’s illness, which first surfaced during a European tour, was more serious than some realized. “I don’t want to be gross and graphic, but the root of it was a stomach infection,” he said. “There was a lot of fatigue and other symptoms that come along with a virus like that — it wasn’t pretty.”

McGinley added that McCoy tried to go on with the tour but found it impossible. “When it got to the point where he couldn’t perform 100 percent, we had to make the incredibly tough decision to cancel the rest of the tour. It was completely devastating,” he said. “We’ve been doing this long enough that we see the big picture. Having to cancel a tour is a bum out, but in the grand scheme of things, it’s a minor setback.”

McCoy was healthy enough to take the stage with Adam Levine on ‘Saturday Night Live’ earlier this month and again at last weekend’s American Music Awards. The band promises to reschedule its canceled tour dates to support the new album ‘The Papercut Chronicles II.’

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