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Village Person: Macho Mute

7/8/2008 10:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The guy who was the Village People's original resident policeman can't sing!

Victor Willis is in a San Diego hospital after having surgery on his vocal cords, which developed nodules and made him hoarse. (Wait -- he sang?) He had to cancel several European and Canadian concert dates on his solo tour because of the injury. (Wait -- he has a solo tour?)

The fuzz left the VP back in 1980, and in 2006 he was popped for coke possession in San Francisco and had to do three years' probation.

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BabyGirl    

First!

2214 days ago
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CaliChamoru    

No matter the situation of this fella's or anyone's past, I just hope that he is able to recover from his medical situation with no complications and much success. From there on, hopefully he will choose to follow up with the other agendas he failed to comply with and "Handle it!" and just get it done.... Godspeed.

2214 days ago
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CaliChamoru    

Aloha! Once again, no matter this singers past and issues... at this moment I hope that he recovers and becomes successful in his health and medical needs. From there on hopefully he will take on his legal situations more thoroughly, and then resume his singing carreer with much ease! Handle it man!

2214 days ago
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NatTurner    

"Popped for Coke possession" - All he had to do was declare himself a Southern white frat boy or a struggling white actor and he would have received a suspended sentence!

2214 days ago
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afrob    

This picture is not Victor Willis. It is the picture of the singer who replaced him. I believe his first name is Ray.
He was the lead singer featured in their movie, "You Can't Stop The Music".

2214 days ago
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afrob    

Correction, the name of the lead singer is Ray Simpson. I believe that he is the brother of singer/ songwriter Valerie Simpson of Ashford & Simpson fame. Plus, the correct title of their 1980s movie is "Can't Stop the Music ".

2214 days ago
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CaliChamoru    

Afrob... Props for you correcting this post fo'sho!

2214 days ago

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