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Photos of a Recovering Randy Travis Surface

January 21, 2014 - By Trigger  //  News  //  17 Comments

randy-travis-ranch-2Photos of a recovering Randy Travis have finally been surfacing on Twitter over the recent days—the first glimpse concerned country music fans have seen of the future Country Hall of Famer since he suffered a stroke and subsequent health issues in July of 2013. A smiling Travis looks to be on the road to recovery.

Randy Travis was initially admitted to the hospital on July 7th, 2013 for viral cardiomyopathy, or a weakening of the heart muscle. While being treated for the condition at The Heart Hospital in Plano, TX, Travis suffered a stroke as a complication to the treatment, and had to undergo emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. The surgery was successful, but Travis remained in the hospital until late July when he was moved to a rehabilitation facility to deal with the effects of the stroke. While in rehab, Travis contracted pneumonia according to friend Sammy Kershaw. Travis remained in inpatient care until October 11th when he returned to his ranch in Tioga, TX.

randy-travis-ranch-1On January 19th, family friend Anthony Maurizio posted a black and white photo of Randy with his fiance Mary Beougher standing behind him, with the caption “Glad to see Randy Travis healing nicely.” Bobby and Lisa Vaughn also posted photos of Randy on Jan. 19th sitting in a covered ATV at his ranch in Tioga.

In early November, Randy’s father Harold Traywick gave the grim outlook that Randy Travis may never perform again, saying that Randy was paralyzed on his right side and could barely speak. Since then, the news has been more upbeat about Randy’s recovery. Artist Bonnie Paul who has co-written songs with Randy said through Twitter on December 9th, 2013 that Randy was out of the wheelchair and able to walk with a walker. Then on December 20th she said that Randy was walking on his own.

Specifics on Randy’s condition have been hard to come by for fans worried about the long-term effects from Randy’s recent health problems, leading to much speculation and concern. Randy himself has yet to make any public appearances or statements since his recent health scare, and there has been no official word from doctors on the severity of his condition or the long-term prognosis.

Photos from Anthony Maurizio:

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17 Comments to “Photos of a Recovering Randy Travis Surface”

  • It’s good to see smiling photos of him and I pray that his recovery continues successfully. I truly hope he can sing again.

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    • IM 13 AND IM A HUGE FAN IF HIM MOM DAD AND MY BROTHER AND OTHER PEOPLE AT MY SCHOOL BULLIE ME AND HES MY COMFORT WHEN I LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC IT CALMS ME DOWN I WISH I COULD GO TO ONE OF HIS CONCERTS BUT MOM WONT LET ME GO BECAUSE SHE SAID HES A DRUNK BUT I LOOK UP TO HIM HE INSPIRED ME TO SING GOSPEL AND COUNTRY MUSIC I PERFORM IN FRONT OF MY GRANPA AND SING AT MY CHURCH IN CORNING OH. IM METHODIST AND WHEN I WANT TO BUY A CD OF HIM MOM SAYS NOONE WILL BUY IT BECAUSE NOONE IS A FAN AFTER WHAT HAPPENED IN THE PAST BUT I SAY TO MY MOM THAT IM THE PERSON WHO WILL BUY IT BECAUSE I CARE ABOUT HIM AND I LOVE WHAT HE DOES SO ITS NICE TO SEE THESE PICTURES OF HIM CAUSE AFTER I FOUND OUT HE SUFFERED A STROKE LAS YEAR MY GRADES DROOPED FROM A B TO AN F SO ITS REALLY NICE TO C THESE PICTURES OF HIM ! :0)

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  • That’s really good to know. I grew up listening to him.

    My favorite Randy Travis memory was when he was a guest star on Matlock (playing a humble handy man that wasn’t any good at being a handy man) and sang with Andy Griffith on the couch:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5GjveLBJw0

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  • What a blessing to see him smiling and alert! Let’s pray that the good progress continues and that he can even return to performing someday!

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  • Great news!!! Thanks for updating us!

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  • This is great news! I hope he continues to do well!

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  • I hope Randy passes all the doctors expectations and is better than ever.

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  • love Randy …still have his first cassette from the early 80′s but one of my favorites is Chiseled in Stone

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  • SO GLAD PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED.KEEP PRAYING FOR YOU RANDY.

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  • Back in December on the Garth Brooks CBS special, Garth told the story about Randy hearing his album just crossed over.

    It was in the mid 80′s, Randy Travis was in a phone booth talking to his manager, his manager said “Randy your album has just crossed over onto the pop charts”
    Randy replied “POP CHARTS, get it off there”

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  • Glory be!!! He looks a bit frail, but that’s to be expected. So much better than the state that tabloid reports have depicted him to be in, and since these were Tweeted from a family friend (i.e., someone not working in a PR capacity for Randy), we can be rest assured that these are the real deal and not some “Oh, he’s fine” (while he’s actually dying) PR stunt to promote the album. Hope he’ll be making music again soon. *Sending positive vibes up to NE Texas*.

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  • I am happy he is boing better. I hope he gets continues to be in good health.

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    • I hope he continues to be in good health.

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  • JUST ELATED THAT WE THE FANS OF THIS GREAT SINGER HAVE SOME GOOD NEWS. KEEP GOING RANDY YOU CAN DO IT. REMEMBER THE WORDS TO YOUR SONG “HE WILL TAKE YOU THROUGH THE FIRE AGAIN” I KNOW HE WILL. CAROL

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  • Glad to see Randy improving daily and I can’t wait to hear more tunes! Always thinking of you Randy!

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  • Pray for a full recovery for randy from all here in Liverpool england and from all at radio broadgreen hospital radio & merseyradio

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  • Praying for you, Randy. I have all of your Christian CDs. Love them and you so much.! Lean on The Lord and will be praying that you can sing more songs for Jesus.

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