Insane Clown Posse Eyes Early Return To Road After Onstage Incident

Apparently, you can't keep a good clown down.

The Insane Clown Posse's Shaggy 2 Dope is recovering more quickly than expected after collapsing onstage during a show in Chicago on Monday.

As we reported earlier this week, the flu and low blood sugar conspired against Shaggy as he fainted and fell off stage during the duo's show at Chicago's House Of Blues (see "Insane Clown Posse Postpones Shows After Shaggy 2 Dope Collapses On Stage").

At the time, doctors ordered Shaggy to rest for one week, meaning that the group would have to postpone shows in Chicago, Washington, and Philadelphia. However, ICP's record label now tells MTV News that the duo is optimistic that it will return to the road in time for at least one of its two shows in Philadelphia. ICP is scheduled to play Philly's Theatre Of The Living Arts on Friday and Saturday.

The brief health troubles are the latest minor stumbling block the Clowns have faced

in supporting 1999's "The Amazing Jeckel Brothers." The duo originally intended to support the album with a run on 1999's Family Values tour, but did not make that tour's final roster.

ICP then put together a co-headlining tour with Coal Chamber that lasted all of two shows before Coal Chamber left the tour. A war of words followed, and both acts went their separate ways as Coal Chamber toured with Slipknot and Machine Head while ICP made the rounds with Biohazard (see "Coal Chamber, ICP View 'Production Issues' Differently After Tour Fallout").