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Randy Travis Leaves Hospital And Heads To Physical Therapy Facility


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Randy Travis has been released from hospital after spending over a month in Baylor Heart in Plano, Texas. He has been relocated to a physical therapy facility where he will receive treatment following his stroke. 

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Randy Travis outside the Ed Sullivan Theater appearing before The Late Show with David Letterman in 2008.

The country star was admitted to hospital on July 7th following a viral infection. He was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure. Cardiomyopathy is an infected or inflamed heart which can lead to congestive heart failure, where the heart weakens and is not capable of pumping the necessary quantities of blood around the body. Following his diagnosis, Travis underwent a number of surgical procedures including one on 10th July to relieve pressure on his brain, after which he suffered a stroke. 

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Randy Travis's Brother Breaks Bad, Not For The First Time


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The Travis family just can’t catch a break; first Randy – the world famous country singer faces life-threatening illness with viral issues, heart problems and a stroke in close proximity, then his brother - David Traywick - is arrested after the authorities in Union County, N.C found a methamphetamine lab inside his home.

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For fans of Breaking Bad, this will bring back memories of the AMC TV show, for Traywick’s family, though, it’ll bring back memories of last September, when deputies arrested Traywick for allegedly cooking meth in a makeshift lab near his home in Marshville.

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Randy Travis' Brother Jailed On Meth Trafficking Charges


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Randy Travis' brother David Brownlow Traywick was imprisoned following allegations that he has been running a methamphetamine laboratory.

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Randy Travis performing at the Christians United For Israel event, held at the Washington Convention Center, 2008.

He was arrested last year on September 13th, but the charges made against him then are pending. He is charged with conspiracy to traffic and the trafficking of methamphetamine.

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Randy Travis' Brother Arrested After Meth Lab Discovered


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The Travis family have had their fair share of heartache recently: as country singer Randy recovers in hospital after a string of health complications, including heart scarring, a stroke and brain surgery, his brother David Traywick has now been arrested after cops found his home methamphetamine lab where he was brewing illegal drugs with his wife Jessica, reports the Associated Press via CBS News.

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First Randy Travis In Life-Threatening Condition, Now His Brother Is Arrested.

Along with Traywick and his wife, two other women were also arrested in connection with the illegal lab activities after the police had raided the 50 year-old's Marshville home. Both are scheduled to appear in court next Wednesday (24th July) with their Bond reportedly set at $500,000 each, though it's not apparent whether either person has an attorney. There's been a major clean-up at the scene, near Charlotte in North Carolina, with a worried neighbour informing local news station WSOC-TV of their relief that that locals are safe after the concerning news:  "They say meth labs can blow up. You just don't know what could happen."

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Randy Travis' Condition Has Stabilized After Surgery


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Randy Travis has stabilized after his emergency surgery last week. The surgery intended to relieve pressure on the country singer's brain following a stroke.

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Randy Travis outside the Ed Sullivan Theater before the Late Show With David Letterman in 2008.

Travis was admitted to A&E at Baylor Medical Center near his home in Tioga, Texas on 7th July. He was later admitted to The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. 

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Finally, Randy Travis is Awake And Stabilized Following Stroke


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After a tumultuous time in hospital, Randy Travis is finally showing signs of improvement. The country singer is now awake and stabilized as he recovers from surgery following a stroke.

It wasn’t look good for Travis; emergency surgery to relieve pressure in his brain followed a stroke, and it’ll take him months to recover, but this is the best news to come out of his camp yet.

Travis' partner, Mary Davis, said he was "miles beyond where any of us thought he would be a few days ago" according to USA Today. She added: "It's heart-warming to see that we have such a strong person under there that's willing to fight with us."

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After Days On The Edge, Randy Travis Is Awake And On The Mend


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Country singer Randy Travis is awake and recovering after suffering a stroke last week. After days of uncertainty and concern for his life, the doctors at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano have reported that the singer is now awake and alert, talking to friends and family, and while Travis remains on a ventilator, he is breathing spontaneously and his breathing support is gradually being reduced, Sky News report.

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Randy is awake and recovering.

Travis has also begun physiotherapy and is strengthening by the day. The staff at the hospital reported that he will stay at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano for two more weeks, until his recovery is nearly finished, after which time he will be transferred into a specialised facility in order to undergo intense physical therapy. According to his doctors, it will take months for Travis to fully recover from the stroke, however at this point the signs are all good. The hospital professionals also confirmed that it was, in fact, scarring of the heart, which led to the series of unfortunate events and Travis’ eventual stroke. The singer isn’t even in the typically defined stroke risk group, which includes people over 65, according to the American Stroke Association. The singer is 54, however there were clearly a lot of complicating factors in his case.

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Despite Doctors' Best Efforts, Randy Travis Remains In Critical Condition


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Randy Travis’s struggle to recover after a stroke continues, and there are very few encouraging developments to report. The country star is still in a critical condition at a Nashville Tennessee hospital. His doctors report that Randy is heavily sedated, and has remained so since the emergency brain surgery he underwent after suffering a stroke.

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Randy's condition hasn't improved much since Wednesday.

The singer has been hospitalized since Sunday, when he was signed in with congestive heart failure, due to a viral infection. While Travis was recovering from his heart problems, he suffered a stroke on Wednesday night. The professionals at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano were quick to react and Travis went under the knife for an operation to relieve the pressure on his brain. Unfortunately, while the operation had the desired effect, the 54-year-old singer remains in critical condition.

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Country Stars Urge Fans To Pray For Randy Travis's Recovery


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Country star Randy Travis is recovering from his emergency brain surgery, while scores of fans and fellow country musicians banded together to urge on the prayers for him. It was a terrifying chain of events that led to the operation. Travis had been recovering from heart failure, brought on by a viral infection, when he had the stroke, which necessitated the surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, according to publicist Kirt Webster’s account. Webster urged Travis’s friends and fans to pray for the singer’s speedy recovery.

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Travis suffered a string of complications, following a viral infection.

Some of the first people to join his call were Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum and Martina McBride and the Grand Ole Opry, the AP reports. An army of Randy fans joined in, using the hashtag #PrayforRandy. Drs. William Gray and Michael Mack of the Baylor Health Care System in Texas described Travis’ condition and hospitalization in a video statement on Wednesday.

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Randy Travis Remains 'Critical' After Surgery: But What Is Congestive Heart Failure?


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Randy Travis' publicist announced yesterday (Wednesday 9th July) that his client had suffered a stroke after being admitted into The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. He was taken into surgery but remains in a critical condition. The latest surgery was in order to remove pressure from the singer's brain, following the stroke.

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Randy Travis outside the Ed Sullivan Theater, New York, arriving for the Late Show With David Letterman in 2008.

According to the NHS Health Library, congestive heart failure 'occurs when the heart is not strong enough to pump blood efficiently around the body' this caused a build-up - 'congestion' - of fluid in the lungs and body tissue. 

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"Critically Ill" Randy Travis Suffers Stroke & Undergoes Brain Surgery


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There are ongoing fears for country music performer Randy Travis' health this evening after it was revealed that his fragile health has taken a turn for the worst. What started out as viral cardiomyopathy has taken an even more sinister turn as it has emerged that Travis suffered a stroke as a result of congestive heart failure.

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Country Singer Randy Travis Is In A "Critical Condition" After A Stroke.

According to his hospital, Baylor Health Care System, the singer "is currently undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. He is in critical condition," adding that they'll keep posting updates as his condition evolves. Critically ill Travis is surrounded by the support of his family and friends in a Texan hospital. Before the stroke on Wednesday, Travis' physicians had said that his condition was stable and he was showing "signs of improvement" after he was originally admitted to hospital on Monday due to a viral upper respiratory infection.

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A Week in News: Randy Hospitalized, Bieber's Big Mouth and Magna Carta, Holy Grail


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Prayers for Travis: We were saddened to hear of the ill health of country singer Randy Travis this week - the singer-songwriting suffering a stroke while undergoing heart surgery in Texas. His friends and family have asked fans to prey for the country veteran. Read the full story about Randy here.

Bieber's Bucket: Ah, Justin Bieber is really testing the 'loveable rogue' tag isn't he? He pushed it a little too far this week by doing two of the big no-no's in the U.S. That's peeing in a bucket and cursing the President. Read the full Bieber / Clinton story here.

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Randy Travis Suffers Stroke, Family Requests 'Prayers and Support'


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The ailing country music star Randy Travis suffered a stroke while undergoing surgery for congestive heart failure at a Texas hospital late on Wednesday (July 10, 2013). His publicist said Travis suffered the stroke while being treated for the heart condition caused by a viral respiratory infection that landed him in hospital three weeks ago. It is understood surgeons were trying to relive pressure on Travis' brain.

"His family and friends here with him at the hospital request your prayers and support," Webster said in a news release, circulated by the New York Daily News. Prior to the stroke, doctors said Travis was showing signs of improvement though he remains in a critical condition. 

The 54-year-old, one of the best loved country stars in American, was involved in a number of embarrassing drunken incidents earlier this year including being found inebriated after the Super Bowl. He developed a viral upper respiratory infection three weeks ago, which weakened the heart muscle, leading to heart failure. 

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Randy Travis Suffers Stroke In Surgery


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Randy Travis has suffered a stroke whilst undergoing surgery in a Texas hospital. Travis' condition has changed dramatically since his Doctors made a statement in which they said his "condition has stabilized, and he has shown signs of improvement".

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Randy Travis outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in 2008.

Travis' publicist Kirt Webster said on Wednesday night (9th July) that the singer had suffered a stroke whilst undergoing surgery for congestive heart failure, according to reports in USA Today. The surgery he was undergoing was in order to relieve pressure on his brain.

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Randy Travis' Condition "Has Stabilized" And Is Improving


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Randy Travis condition is improving according to the country singer's doctors. In a video statement made by Dr William Gray (on behalf of himself and Dr Michael Mack) said Travis' "condition has stabilized, and he has shown signs of improvement"

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Randy Travis arriving for Late Night With David Letterman Show in 2008. 

Travis was admitted to a Texas hospital earlier this week. According to NY Daily News, the singer was well until he contracted a viral upper respiratory infection three weeks ago. His condition escalated and caused, what TMZ believe to be, presumptive cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure. Travis' doctors believe the infection weakened the heart muscles which led to his heart failure. 

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Randy Travis

Date of birth

4th May, 1959

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.75