Randy Travis released from hospital, moved to therapy facility

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By Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

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.

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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."


Randy Travis

The singer is a country music legend who has extended his reach to film and television.