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.