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August 1, 2013 | By August Brown
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...
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August 1, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Randy Travis is one step closer to recovery, having been discharged from a hospital in Plano, Texas, and relocated to an inpatient physical-therapy facility in the wake of his recent health woes. The news - which is in line with what Travis' doctors predicted in mid-July - came Wednesday via the country star's rep.  The 54-year-old singer, who was hospitalized for heart problems before suffering a stroke that required surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, had been getting "aggressive physical therapy" since mid-July, his doctors said, at the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, where he'd been since July 8. He was first admitted to an ER in McKinney, Texas, on July 7. RANDY TRAVIS: Career in pictures His doctors said it will probably take months for Travis to recover from the stroke, which was a complication of measures taken to deal with what was determined to be congestive heart failure.  He'd reportedly been in fine health until three weeks before entering the ER; during that time he'd been fighting off a viral upper-respiratory infection.
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September 27, 2011
Country singer Randy Travis was resting at home Monday after passing out on stage during a benefit concert in front of a roomful of doctors. The 52-year-old performer fainted in mid-song Sunday during an annual benefit for the Huguley Memorial Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. The doctors who treated him at the scene said Monday that Travis was struggling with laryngitis because of chronic allergies and had taken several over-the-counter medications. —Associated Press New 'Red Dawn' to invade at last A remake of the 1984 invasion movie "Red Dawn" — with its villains now digitally modified from Chinese to North Korean — will finally hit American shores next year.
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August 1, 2013 | By August Brown
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...
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July 10, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Doctors for Randy Travis gave an update and more details Wednesday on the country superstar's condition since his hospitalization Sunday in Texas. Travis came through the ER at Baylor Medical Center in McKinney on Sunday after suffering a viral upper-respiratory infection for three weeks, said Dr. William Gray, director of cardiovascular services at the medical center. The singer had been in fine health before the infection, he said. He was admitted at Baylor McKinney with presumptive cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure and was stabilized, Gray said.
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July 10, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Randy Travis has had a stroke and was undergoing surgery at a Plano, Texas, hospital to relieve pressure on his brain, his representative said Wednesday evening. The singer remains in critical condition. The stroke came as a result of Travis' congestive heart failure, a condition that had landed him in the hospital Sunday. "His family and friends here with him at the hospital request your prayers and support," said rep Kirt Webster, who promised updates as they became available.  RELATED: Randy Travis' career in pictures The Grammy winner had undergone a procedure to implant a tiny pump in his heart to stabilize him to be moved from a Baylor hospital in McKinney, Texas, to the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano.  Earlier Wednesday, before Travis suffered the stroke, Dr. Michael Mack, director of cardiovascular disease at the Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, said that the singer's "condition has stabilized and he has shown signs of improvement" since the transfer.
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July 8, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Randy Travis has been hospitalized in Texas in critical condition, his rep said Monday. The country singer, who entered an unnamed hospital Sunday, is suffering from complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy, according to his rep.  The Grammy winner has a new album due out this fall and recently recorded a tribute song to George Jones, who died in April. That tune is set to be the first song on the album. "It was an honor when I received a request to record this tribute to George Jones," Travis said in a recent post on his website , "and after I heard how well Keith Gattis had written 'Tonight I'm Playin' Possum,' I was excited to record it. " Cardiomyopathy is a disease that weakens and enlarges the heart muscle, the Mayo Clinic says.
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July 15, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Things are looking up a bit for Randy Travis, his doctors said Monday in a video press conference. The country star, who had been heavily sedated since surgery Wednesday to reduce stroke-induced pressure on his brain, is still in critical condition but has been stabilized, they said . "He is awake and alert, interacting with his family and friends and beginning to start doing some early physical therapy," said Dr. Gary Erwin, an intensivist at...
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August 15, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
Country singer Randy Travis' recent arrest in Texas is the latest in the downward spiral for the singer, who led a return to traditional country styles in the 1980s and early '90s. Travis, 53, was arrested last week and booked on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated;  subsequently, a felony charge was added because officers said he threatened to shoot and kill them while in custody after his Aug. 7 arrest outside Tioga, Texas, which is about 60 miles north of Dallas.
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August 1, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Randy Travis is one step closer to recovery, having been discharged from a hospital in Plano, Texas, and relocated to an inpatient physical-therapy facility in the wake of his recent health woes. The news - which is in line with what Travis' doctors predicted in mid-July - came Wednesday via the country star's rep.  The 54-year-old singer, who was hospitalized for heart problems before suffering a stroke that required surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, had been getting "aggressive physical therapy" since mid-July, his doctors said, at the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, where he'd been since July 8. He was first admitted to an ER in McKinney, Texas, on July 7. RANDY TRAVIS: Career in pictures His doctors said it will probably take months for Travis to recover from the stroke, which was a complication of measures taken to deal with what was determined to be congestive heart failure.  He'd reportedly been in fine health until three weeks before entering the ER; during that time he'd been fighting off a viral upper-respiratory infection.
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July 15, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Things are looking up a bit for Randy Travis, his doctors said Monday in a video press conference. The country star, who had been heavily sedated since surgery Wednesday to reduce stroke-induced pressure on his brain, is still in critical condition but has been stabilized, they said . "He is awake and alert, interacting with his family and friends and beginning to start doing some early physical therapy," said Dr. Gary Erwin, an intensivist at...
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July 12, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
As country star Randy Travis recovered from Wednesday's emergency surgery in the wake of a stroke brought on as a complication of his congestive heart failure, celebs in Nashville and beyond were sending their thoughts and prayers. While no new information was coming from Camp Travis early Friday, doctors at Baylor told the Dallas Morning News that there were "no changes in his condition. " The Grammy winner, 54, has been in critical condition since entering the hospital Sunday in McKinney, Texas, with heart problems.
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July 11, 2013 | By Randall Roberts
Country singer Randy Travis is recovering from a stroke that he had while undergoing surgery for congestive heart failure, his publicist said Wednesday evening.  The Grammy-winning hitmaker, 54, was admitted to the hospital Sunday, and underwent a procedure Wednesday to relieve pressure on his brain. He remains in critical condition at a Plano, Texas, hospital. Travis, who helped reintroduce the honky tonk style of country music onto the charts in the 1980s, first fell ill about three weeks ago, his doctors said Wednesday, and his condition worsened after he contracted a viral upper respiratory infection.
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July 10, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Doctors for Randy Travis gave an update and more details Wednesday on the country superstar's condition since his hospitalization Sunday in Texas. Travis came through the ER at Baylor Medical Center in McKinney on Sunday after suffering a viral upper-respiratory infection for three weeks, said Dr. William Gray, director of cardiovascular services at the medical center. The singer had been in fine health before the infection, he said. He was admitted at Baylor McKinney with presumptive cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure and was stabilized, Gray said.
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July 10, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Randy Travis has had a stroke and was undergoing surgery at a Plano, Texas, hospital to relieve pressure on his brain, his representative said Wednesday evening. The singer remains in critical condition. The stroke came as a result of Travis' congestive heart failure, a condition that had landed him in the hospital Sunday. "His family and friends here with him at the hospital request your prayers and support," said rep Kirt Webster, who promised updates as they became available.  RELATED: Randy Travis' career in pictures The Grammy winner had undergone a procedure to implant a tiny pump in his heart to stabilize him to be moved from a Baylor hospital in McKinney, Texas, to the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano.  Earlier Wednesday, before Travis suffered the stroke, Dr. Michael Mack, director of cardiovascular disease at the Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, said that the singer's "condition has stabilized and he has shown signs of improvement" since the transfer.
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July 9, 2013 | By Brad Balukjian
Country music star Randy Travis was hospitalized in Texas on Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy and is listed in critical condition, according to his website . Viral cardiomyopathy is a form of heart disease in which the heart muscle becomes weakened due to viral infection, according to the National Institutes of Health . It currently affects about 500,000 Americans, says the Texas Heart Institute , but many of them are unaware of their...
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July 11, 2013 | By Randall Roberts
Country singer Randy Travis is recovering from a stroke that he had while undergoing surgery for congestive heart failure, his publicist said Wednesday evening.  The Grammy-winning hitmaker, 54, was admitted to the hospital Sunday, and underwent a procedure Wednesday to relieve pressure on his brain. He remains in critical condition at a Plano, Texas, hospital. Travis, who helped reintroduce the honky tonk style of country music onto the charts in the 1980s, first fell ill about three weeks ago, his doctors said Wednesday, and his condition worsened after he contracted a viral upper respiratory infection.
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July 9, 2013 | By Brad Balukjian
Country music star Randy Travis was hospitalized in Texas on Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy and is listed in critical condition, according to his website . Viral cardiomyopathy is a form of heart disease in which the heart muscle becomes weakened due to viral infection, according to the National Institutes of Health . It currently affects about 500,000 Americans, says the Texas Heart Institute , but many of them are unaware of their...
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July 8, 2013 | By Christie DZurilla
Randy Travis has been hospitalized in Texas in critical condition, his rep said Monday. The country singer, who entered an unnamed hospital Sunday, is suffering from complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy, according to his rep.  The Grammy winner has a new album due out this fall and recently recorded a tribute song to George Jones, who died in April. That tune is set to be the first song on the album. "It was an honor when I received a request to record this tribute to George Jones," Travis said in a recent post on his website , "and after I heard how well Keith Gattis had written 'Tonight I'm Playin' Possum,' I was excited to record it. " Cardiomyopathy is a disease that weakens and enlarges the heart muscle, the Mayo Clinic says.
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January 31, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Randy Travis pleaded guilty to drunk driving Thursday and as a result will be avoiding jail time in a case that began last summer when he crashed his car and was found naked at the scene. The country singer was given a 180-day suspended jail sentence, must pay a $2,000 fine and spend two years on probation, according to the Associated Press. His probation order includes completing 100 hours of community service, spending a minimum of 30 days in an alcohol treatment facility and having an ignition interlock device present on any car he drives.
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