Gym Class Heroes star Travie McCoy rushed to hospital before Hatfield gig

PUBLISHED: 12:42 06 October 2011 | UPDATED: 14:19 10 October 2011

The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield

The Forum Hertfordshire in Hatfield


A GIG by US rap group Gym Class Heroes at the Forum Hertfordshire was cancelled in the early hours of this morning (Thursday), after lead singer Travie McCoy was rushed to hospital.

The 30-year-old former boyfriend of singer Katy Perry was due to appear at the University of Hertfordshire venue's weekly club night Bonk, alongside members of his newly reformed group.

But the Hatfield gig was cancelled at the last minute, when McCoy fell ill backstage at the College Lane campus venue and was taken to the QE2 Hospital in WGC at around 1am - just before the band were due to appear.

The Forum announced the news via its official Facebook page, saying McCoy had been taken to the QE2 Hospital in WGC with an intestinal problem that was "more serious than first thought".

But a Forum Hertfordshire spokeswoman told the Welwyn Hatfield Times that the star - who had a solo hit single with Billionaire, featuring Bruno Mars - was thought to be in a stable condition.

She added it was not yet known whether tickets, costing 12, would be refunded or whether the band would reschedule once McCoy recovered.

"Travie McCoy was taken to the QE2 hospital in the early hours of this morning from the Forum Hertfordshire," she said.

"We are in communication with the management team regarding his situation and although we believe he is now in a stable condition, they are looking at what maybe a problem with his intestines.

"The Gym Class Heroes management will be in touch with us shortly to look at the prospect of rescheduling their performance, and we will release further details of this and refunds as soon as we can."

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