Country singer Randy Travis has been released from a Texas hospital where he was being treated after a close brush with death.
The crooner suffered a massive stroke while he was hospitalized for congestive heart failure.
The 54-year-old singer posted a message on Wednesday to his website saying he had been discharged from the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in Texas.
The statement from his fiance Mary Davis said, “Thanks to all the fans and friends for your continued prayers and support as Randy continues on the road to recovery.”
Travis was admitted to Baylor Medical Center on July 7 with a viral heart infection and suffered a stroke days later that required emergency neurosurgery to relieve pressure on his brain.
Earlier this month, Travis was diagnosed with idiopathic cardiomyopathy, which is scarring of the heart muscle that weakens its ability to support circulation.
The biopsy of the heart muscle showed scar tissue and doctors said the singer has a family history of cardiomyopathy.
Travis’ was in critical condition and was placed on life support. He had a mechanical device implanted to help improve his circulation for two days.
But after the device was removed, the country singer suffered a stroke.
Thankfully, Randy Travis has improved enough to be released from the hospital. H
Randy Travis is best known for his hit songs “Forever and Ever, Amen” and “Three Wooden Crosses”.
His debut album Storms of Life sold three million copies and he has landed six Grammy awards.
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