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Travie McCoy opens up about struggle to get sober

Posted by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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Gym Class Heroes star Travie Mccoy scared himself sober in 2009 after years of prescription drug abuse following a weird encounter with his own reflection.

The heavily tattooed Billionaire hitmaker, who once dated Katy Perry, began struggling with his drug demons in his teens, and in an upcoming TV expose he reveals he checked into rehab four times in a desperate bid to get clean.


But it was the day he failed to recognize his reflection in a mirror that prompted him to kick his bad habits once and for all.


In the TV special for VH1's Behind the Music, which is set to air on Sunday (14Oct12), he says, "I was just, like, sick of trying to feed this monster. One morning, I woke up and I went to the bathroom, straight to the medicine cabinet to find my pills, and I looked in the mirror for a good half-hour, just staring at myself. I'm like, 'Who is this guy?'


"My face was sunken in. I had these awful rings under my eyes. It wasn't me. I knew if I didn't do something, I was gonna end up dead. That was the morning I decided to break the cycle."


McCoy called on the support of friends and family members, and eventually gave up his bad habits - but the 31 year old admits it was anything but easy.


He adds, "I wouldn't wish that type of pain and agony on my worst enemy."

by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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gmadiane
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 2:39 PM

glad he is sober

jltplk25
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 3:16 PM
Glad he's sober!
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PinkParadox
by Beautifully Broken on Oct. 14, 2012 at 9:36 PM
It's tough. Glad he's doing well
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shadenn766
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 9:42 PM

 i've never heard of him...but i wish him well

sara_7106
by on Oct. 14, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Glad he's doing better
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