Back in the early 2000s, Gym Class Heroes was one of the more popular indie groups out there. They were just a hungry group of guys who were giving everyone else a serious run for their money. Travie McCoy just happened to be the man running the show. The now 35-year-old rapper has taken some time to look back on his troubled past, and he tells an interesting story about how he faced some terrible drug addictions but was fortunately able to kick them to the curb. You won’t want to miss what he had to say!
McCoy has had a ton of success over the years of his career; we all remember his hit song “Billionaire” with Bruno Mars. Unfortunately, for every high in his career, there’s a pretty bad low.
During an appearance he had on The Rugged Man’s Ignorant Long Island Guy’s Podcast, McCoy opened up about how he beat a heroin addiction that he truly believes could have ended up taking his life.
Tore Everything Up
“I tore my ACL, MCL, meniscus; twisted all that sh*t up so I’m in the hospital all summer and they put me on OxyContin… And they sent me home with a prescription full [of Oxy] and from that point on… and the first time I ran out, I got hella sick withdrawals,” he said during the interview.
McCoy opted to just cut everything out completely, instead of listening to what the doctors had to say.
The doctors said that he should re-up the pills, but McCoy didn’t listen. The result was him being clean for a whole year, but eventually he would end up snorting crushed Oxy just for fun.
After that, he said that instead of buying more pills, he decided to make a terrible decision to switch to heroin to feed his addiction. He admitted that he was a functioning addict at the time.