Randy Travis has been a popular iconic figure in Country music for almost 3 decades. Loved and cared for by his fans, the very fans that have prayed for him for almost a year and now, mixed reports are surfacing about Randy’s current condition.
TMZ is reporting that the news of Randy’s recovery is being exaggerated and that while Randy can walk with the assistant of a cane, he is not able to speak, let alone sing. This is very sad news for Randy Travis fans that love him so much and have been praying for a full recovery.
People have been hoping and praying for this full recovery since Randy suffered a catastrophic stroke on July 10th, 2013 shortly after he had been admitted to a hospital because of cardiac problems.
The cardiac problems were most likely the cause of the stroke. Randy was transferred to a rehabilitation center on July 31, 2013, wherein while he was inpatient at that facility he developed pneumonia.
He beat the pneumonia and was released to recuperate in the comfort of his own home.
Shortly before the cardiac problems, Randy had been having emotional problems occurring after the break up and the end of his marriage to his long time manager/wife, Elizabeth/Libby Hatcher-Travis.
Just as he was seemingly starting to get his life together, the physical health problems began.
While in the Rehabilitation Center, the team of Randy Travis released a CD of music he had recorded prior to his stroke. That album, “Influence Volume 1,” meant to be the first in a long line of other volumes to follow which was released on September 30th, 2013. The album is entitled, “The Man I Am,” and it contains 13-cover songs. The album pays tribute to some of country’s finest from days gone by such as George Jones, Lefty Frizzel, Ernest Tubb and Merle Haggard. Randy included the duet, “Tonight I’m Playing Possum with Joe Nichols on the album. I don’t want to leave out a Waylon Jennings cut. You can pick up a copy of this album at the store on his website.
I am sure Randy Travis fans will continue to pray for strength for Randy to include endurance for his long journey ahead. Recovering from a stroke is not a sprint, it is a marathon. Randy has overcome so many obstacles already. With life all things are possible.