Randy Travis has been discharged from the hospital after suffering from a stroke. He’s now doing physical therapy. It’s only been 3 weeks since all of this happened, but it seems like so much longer. This summer has been going by so quickly. From People:
Randy Travis has been discharged and relocated to a physical therapy facility.
“Thanks to all the fans and friends for your continued prayers and support as Randy continues on the road to recovery,” the star’s fiancée, Mary Davis, said in a statement on Wednesday.
During his stay at Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in Texas, those closest to him rushed to his side and plenty of famous friends – including Lance Armstrong – passed along their well wishes.
Guess who else passed along his well wishes? Did you guess? Did you guess Darius Rucker? No? Then you lost. You lost the whole thing. Good job. Way to go.
We’ve got an update on Randy Travis‘s health – now with 100% less mentions of Julia Roberts (oops!). In all seriousness, you probably remember he had a heart infection and was in critical condition at a Texas hospital. Now his rep has revealed that he actually suffered a stroke and has had to undergo brain surgery in order to relieve pressure on his brain.
Randy Travis suffered a stroke and underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain Wednesday evening, his publicist said.
“Mr. Randy Travis is out of surgery and in critical condition,” the hospital website announced Wednesday night.
The stroke is “a complication of his congestive heart failure” for which he is being treated at The Heart Hospital at Baylor Plano in Texas, Kirt Webster said.
“We will have updates as they become available,” Webster said. “His family and friends here with him at the hospital request your prayers and support.”
Word of his setback came just hours after his doctors said Travis had “stabilized and he has shown signs of improvement.”
Apparently he had to transfer hospitals the other day in order to receive a higher level of care due to the seriousness of his condition.
Travis, 54, was transferred to The Heart Hospital at Baylor Plano in Texas on Monday, Dr. Michael Mack said.
“We determined together in a joint decision that a higher level of specialized care was appropriate, and therefore we transferred him to The Heart Hospital,” Mack said.
Doctors implanted a device in his heart to help blood flow. The singer “underwent the placement of an Impella peripheral left ventricular assist device for stabilization prior to transferring hospitals,” Travis spokesman Kirt Webster said in a written statement Tuesday.
Sounds pretty serious!
I haven’t heard much about Randy Travis… well, ever, except didn’t he date Julia Roberts once? No, that was Lyle Lovett. Sorry. Anyway, this is about Randy and the fact that he’s currently in critical condition at a Texas hospital with a serious heart infection. Oh no!
Randy, 54, is experiencing complications from his “recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy”, a viral infection which causes a weakening of the heart muscles. No word on his prognosis or any further details, but here’s hoping he’s okay. He’s been having a tough few years what with overturning his pick-up truck and getting in fights in church parking lots and the like.
So, we’ve been talking about Randy Travis for a minute now, what with all of his alcohol-related infractions that have resulted in police custody (nude) and busted-up mugshots and church parking lot altercations, and now? Police in a Texas town have confirmed that a wrecked pickup truck found on its side in a field belongs to Randy Travis. A rep for Travis, however, claims that the country singer hasn’t used that truck in “months,” which is pretty damn convenient if you ask me.
Based on what I’m hearing, Randy never reported the truck stolen all of those “months” ago, and no incident reports involving the truck had been filed either. Which means that Randy definitely flipped his truck (probably recently), and his rep is doing damage control to stop the story from spinning out of control (which was probably what happened to the truck when its operator decided that it’d be a good idea to drink a bottle of Jack Daniels and go off-roading. While fighting. And stripping).
Let’s just be good and honest for a second, OK? When you’ve got tons and tons of money, why would you not report that the truck was missing (for insurance purposes), or at the very least, get it towed after “someone” wrecked it? Why would you just leave it sitting in a field for it to eventually be found and traced back to you? Come on.
So remember how we talked about Randy Travis getting a naked DUI earlier in the month? And mentioned, within that post, that he’d been arrested sometime in the months prior for—yes, something else alcohol-related*? Well this time he’s been arrested, and it wasn’t for a DUI—it was for getting into a a drunken fight in a church parking lot. And now he’s in the hospital. WTF. Oh, and did I mention he was drunk? Again? Because he was drunk. Again. Seems to be that someone needs a little thing called, I don’t know … rehab?
“We got a phone call at around 10 or 10:30 [Thursday] night about a personal family issue occurring between an estranged husband and wife. The wife was reportedly the girlfriend of Randy Travis,” Officer David Tilley, of the Plano, Texas, Police Department, told PEOPLE on Friday morning.
“Randy intervened and reportedly an assault took place between Randy and husband. There were no injuries reported,” said Tilley.
The beleaguered country singer was cited for a Class C simple assault, “which is a minor misdemeanor offense similar to a traffic violation,” Tilley told PEOPLE.
Oh, OK. Well as long as no injuries were reported, and it’s “only” a minor misdemeanor. Really, I think all of these people are missing the point—Randy Travis has an issue with alcohol, and no one seems to be addressing it. Though sources at the scene (read: Randy’s PR team) claim that there was no alcohol involved, other sources at the scene (read: real people) claim that Randy was “extremely intoxicated.”
Can someone maybe hop on down to Texas and give this guy some help, huh?
*The “something else alcohol-related” was another drunken appearance in a church parking lot. I guess this guy spends a lot of time drinking at church or something.
Hint: Someone we’ve never talked about on this site, ever! Randy Travis! Woot!
According to sources, Randy was pulled over for his second alcohol-related public infraction in the past year, and this time—THIS TIME!—he was completely naked! And how awesome is that? From TMZ:
Randy Travis threatened to shoot and kill the troopers who arrested him for drunk driving last night … this according to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.
The GCSO tells us … officers received a call at 11:18 PM from a person who stated there was a man lying in the roadway. When cops arrived to the scene, they noticed Travis’ 1998 Pontiac Trans Am had driven off the road and slammed into several barricades in a construction zone.
Travis was initially arrested for DWI — but once he was inside the cop car, officials say the singer threatened to “shoot and kill the Troopers working the case.”
As we previously reported, Travis was NAKED … and rode bareback while he was being transported to the station.
When he arrived to the jail, cops gave Travis a shirt to wear for his mug shot … and a paper suit to cover his man parts.
Travis is sporting a black eye and cuts in his mug shot — injuries we’re told he suffered when he crashed his car into the construction zone.
Travis was charged with DWI and retaliation for making the threats. Travis is currently in custody.
So, uh, looks like *somebody* should maybe lay off the booze and the hallucinogenics, huh? Jeez.