Randy Travis Released From Hospital After Heart Attack, Stroke

By: Amanda Crum - August 1, 2013

Randy Travis has been released from a Texas hospital after congestive heart failure caused a heart attack in early July.

The country star suffers from viral cardiomyopathy, a disease that weakens the heart, and also suffered a stroke while in the hospital after doctors performed surgery to ease the swelling in his brain. Cardiomyopathy causes the heart to pump blood much more slowly than a healthy organ, so Travis has had a device put in that regulates blood flow. He is currently in the care of a physical therapy center.

His fiancee, Mary Davis, released a statement thanking fans for their support during such a difficult time.

“Thanks to all the fans and friends for your continued prayers and support as Randy continues on the road to recovery,” she said.

Travis has had a rough year; in 2012 he was arrested for assault after fighting in a church parking lot (twice), and was injured in a car accident near his Texas home after driving drunk. Around that same time, he was spotted walking naked into a gas station to buy cigarettes while highly intoxicated.

Travis saw his country career take off in the ’80s and early ’90s, but it went into a slow decline after that. He did, however, make a comeback with a gospel album that won him Song Of The Year in 2003 from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.

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  • Kim

    It was wonderful to read this article and that Mr. Travis is improving so well. Thank you for pressing this news.

    One correction, if I may. The Impella peripheral left ventricular assist device to stabilize his heart and circulation, that you refer to, was removed on July 10th. The stroke he endured was a result of the device removal.

    Thank you for your article and I have been an avid reader for years. It would have been better if his recent troubles had not been included. He is a wonderful person and we appreciate the acknowledgement. Thank you for your wonderful publication.

  • slacker

    My love for Randy Travis is deeper than the holler LOL