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Randy Travis released from hospital

August 01, 2013|By August Brown
  • Randy Travis, seen here in an earlier photograph, has been released from a hospital in Plano, Texas.
Randy Travis, seen here in an earlier photograph, has been released from…

After spending much of July in critical condition with congestive heart failure and a stroke, country singer Randy Travis has finally left the hospital.

The 54-year-old country star was admitted to the hospital in Plano, Texas, after suffering from viral cardiomyopathy, a disease the weakens and enlarges the heart, which led to a heart attack on July 7. While in the hospital, he also suffered a stroke after doctors performed surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. 

Travis was released to a physical therapy facility, where he'll continue to receive treatment. He was also given a device to aid his heart in pumping blood.

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"Thanks to all the fans and friends for your continued prayers and support as Randy continues on the road to recovery," said Travis' fiancee, Mary Davis, in a statement issued by their publicist.

It's a  bit of good news in the midst of a tough spell for the singer, who has notched six Grammys and 16 No. 1 country singles in his three-decade career. Last year, police found him naked after crashing his car and charged him with drunken driving. This year, his brother was also charged with drug trafficking.


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