Randy Travis released from hospital, moved to therapy facility

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Country music legend Randy Travis has been released from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital in Plano, Tex., and moved to a physical therapy facility, his representative said Wednesday.

“Thanks to all the fans and friends for your continued prayers and support as Randy continues on the road to recovery,” Travis’ fiancée Mary Davis said in a statement.

Travis, 54, was hospitalized July 7 in Dallas to be treated for complications following a viral heart infection.

On July 10, the singer suffered a stroke while hospitalized, and later underwent surgery to relieve pressure in his brain.

At the time, Dr. Michael Mack said Travis was suffering from "idiopathic cardiomyopathy, which means he has scarring of his heart muscle that is causing his heart to be weak and not able to support his circulation without help of either medical devices or medication." Travis has a family history of the condition, Mack said.

After the surgery, doctors said it would take months of aggressive physical therapy for Travis to recover.

Travis has sold more than 20 million records over the course of his career, and has won seven Grammys, 10 Academy of Country Music awards, five Country Music Association awards and more. He has also appeared in numerous movies and on television shows. His hit songs include "Forever and Ever Amen," "Three Wooden Crosses," and "Diggin' Up Bones."

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    Country singer Randy Travis, photographed in the 1990s, has sold more than 20 million records in a career that has also seen him win seven Grammy Awards and 10 Academy of Country Music Awards.

    Travis, 54, was hospitalized in Texas on July 7, 2013, suffering from complications of viral cardiomyopathy.

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    Travis performs with former opera singer Beverly Sills, who was singing for the first time in 10 years, during the taping of a talk show pilot in New York on Aug. 13, 1988.

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    Travis holds two awards he picked up at the 1990 American Music Awards.

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    George Jones, right, accepts his Country Music Hall of Fame award from Travis during the Country Music Association Awards show in Nashville, Tenn., on Sept. 30, 1992.

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    Travis, center, joins Andy Griffith and Brynn Thayer on an episode of "Matlock" in 1993.

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    Travis, left, stars with Patrick Swayze and Meat Loaf in the 1998 movie "Black Dog," about an ex-con manipulated into transporting illegal arms.

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    Travis sings ''I Did my Part'' while a crew for the TV show ''Promised Land'' films in the background on April 19, 1998. Travis sang as part of the third anniversary memorial observance of the Oklahoma City bombing.

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    Travis, left, and Dylan McDermott, center, star in the 2001 film "Texas Rangers." The Western drama is about a group of Rangers in post-Civil War America.

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    Travis is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his successful singing and acting career on Sept. 29, 2004.

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    Travis and his wife Lib Hatcher attend the ceremony honoring him with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, Calif., on Sept. 29, 2004. The couple split in 2010 after 19 years of marriage.

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    Travis poses backstage after winning the Grammy for Best Southern, Country, or Bluegrass Gospel Album at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 8, 2004.

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    One 'Idol' to another -

    Travis performs with fellow country star Carrie Underwood during the live elimination show on "American Idol" in Los Angeles on March 18, 2009.

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    Getting 'Around' -

    Travis poses for a picture in New York in 2008 for the release of his new album, "Around the Bend."

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    At home in Nashville -

    Travis performs during the 4th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., on Sept. 20, 2010.

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    On the stump -

    Former Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, left, her husband Marcus Bachmann and some of their children watch Travis perform in her tent outside the Hilton Coliseum at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, on Aug. 13, 2011.

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    Smiling through it all -

    Travis performs during "CMT Crossroads: The Avett Brothers and Randy Travis" at The Factory, Liberty Hall in Franklin, Tenn., on Oct. 24, 2012.

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    Travis is seen in a police booking photo in Sherman, Texas, on Aug. 7, 2012. The singer was charged with misdemeanor DWI and felony retaliation after he was involved in a one vehicle accident. He was later released on bond.

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    Saying farewell -

    Travis performs during the funeral for country music star George Jones in the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn., on May 2, 2013.

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    Stamp of approval -

    Travis, John Carter Cash and Carlene Carter attend the Johnny Cash limited-edition forever stamp launch at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., on June 5, 2013.

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