12:59 AM EDT 10/17/2013
Originally posted 07/31/2013 07:45PM
A little over three weeks since being hospitalized in Texas, 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.
The Grammy winner, 54, was initially admitted for presumptive cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure. Though he had been improving initially, he suffered a stroke and underwent surgery on July 10 to relieve pressure on his brain.
Originally posted 07/15/2013 07:30PM
Randy Travis's health is improving by the day.
Just a few days after one of the singer's physicians said his "condition has stabilized," Dr. Gary Erwin shared more news in a videotaped interview on Monday.
Travis, 54 – who suffered a stroke on July 7 after being admitted to the hospital for presumptive cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure – "is awake and alert, interacting with his family and friends and beginning to start doing some early physical therapy," said the doctor.
Originally posted 07/12/2013 07:00AM
Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis on Thursday after he underwent brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital.
Travis remained in critical condition under sedation after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain Wednesday night, publicist Kirt Webster said. The 54-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer had been improving while being treated for heart failure caused by a viral infection when he had the stroke.
Nancy Jones, the widow of Travis's lifelong hero George Jones, paid a visit to Travis on Thursday.
Originally posted 07/10/2013 10:05PM
Hours after Randy Travis's doctors released video statements saying he was improving, his rep announced Wednesday night that the singer is undergoing surgery after suffering a stroke.
"As a complication of his congestive heart failure, Mr. Randy Travis has suffered a stroke and is currently undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain," the statement read.
Thursday morning it was announced that surgery had been completed but he remains in critical condition.
Originally posted 07/10/2013 02:30PM
Heart patient Randy Travis is on the mend.
"His condition has stabilized and he has shown signs of improvement," Dr. Michael Mack, one of the singer's physicians, said in a videotaped statement released Wednesday.
The country singer, 53, has been hospitalized since Sunday, having been admitted to the Baylor Medical Center in McKinney, Tex., with "presumptive cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure," according to his other physician, Dr. William Gray.
Originally posted 07/09/2013 04:00PM
Randy Travis, who has been hospitalized since Sunday, did not get heart surgery. But he did get a serious medical procedure affecting his heart.
The country singer "underwent placement of an Impella peripheral left ventricular assist device for stabilization prior to transferring hospitals," his rep confirmed to PEOPLE in a statement Tuesday. "Travis remains in critical condition."
There was also a message for the singer's fans: "We are very thankful to the fans for their love and support during this time."
Originally posted 07/09/2013 07:50AM
Randy Travis had heart surgery on Monday following his admission to a Texas hospital the previous day in critical condition, his sister-in-law tells PEOPLE.
"We have been told he has had surgery," Teresa Traywick, the wife of Randy's brother Ricky Traywick, said. "Our prayers are going out to him because my husband just had a heart attack last year, so it is in their family."
The Grammy-winning country singer, 54, born Randy Traywick, is "suffering from complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy," a rep has said. Viral cardiomyopathy is a weakening of the heart muscles due to infection.
Originally posted 07/08/2013 05:25PM
Randy Travis has been admitted to a Texas hospital and is in critical condition.
The singer, 54, is "suffering from complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy," a rep for Travis said in a press release announcing he was admitted to the medical facility Sunday.
Best known for his hits "Three Wooden Crosses," "Forever and Ever, Amen," and "Diggin' Up Bones," Travis was celebrating his CMT Awards nomination just two months ago.
Originally posted 05/06/2013 12:00PM
Dierks, Jason, Randy and more react to the good news before the June 5 ceremony
Originally posted 05/02/2013 05:50PM
For a guy who sang so many sad songs, George Jones left behind a lot of laughs.
There was more humor than sadness at Jones's funeral Thursday at the Grand Ole Opry House as thousands gathered in Nashville – some arriving hours before sunrise –to pay their respects to the man whose voice has defined country music for more than half a century.
Friend after friend related stories of Jones' kindness, his love for his widow, Nancy, who's credited with helping him survive his personal demons later in life, and the funny little moments that will stick with them always.
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