Randy Travis Health Update: Emerges with Dolly Parton
Ever since the health problems started for Randy Travis on July 7th, 2013 when the singer was admitted to the hospital for viral cardiomyopathy (a weakening of the heart muscle), and then suffered a stroke as a complication to his treatment and had to have emergency surgery to alleviate pressure on his brain, fans have been concerned for the welfare of Randy, and real news on his status and progress has been scarce.
There have been some good signs of progress here and there however in the form of pictures surfacing occasionally of the singer, including in January when he was seen on his ranch in Tioga, TX near Dallas, and later in February when he made his first public appearance at a Neal McCoy concert in Dallas. Now Randy, who was released from a physical rehabilitation facility on October 11th, 2013, recently attended a Dolly Parton concert at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK on May 31st, and Dolly posted a picture of her, Randy, and country singer Janie Fricke through her Tumblr account with the message, “It was so great to have Randy Travis at my show! Randy is one of my good friends and one of my favorite singer/songwriters of all time. He was looking good and doing great!”
Though there has yet to be any official word from the Randy Travis camp about the extent of the paralysis suffered during the stroke, or specifics on how his recovery is going, Randy’s father Harold Traywick told Closer Magazine in early February that, “He’s getting his voice back now, little by little.” Another unnamed source said that Randy is “anxious to get back to work and connect with his fans,” and is willing to do “whatever it takes to regain everything [he] lost.” Randy has been working through grueling physical therapy sessions to improve his strength and motor skills. “Randy’s doctors are extremely pleased with his progress,” says the source.
Neal McCoy also told People Magazine in early March, “He looks great, but is still struggling to use both of his hands. “I don’t know if he’ll ever fully recover, but he’s a tough guy with a work ethic. He’s getting his voice back now, little by little.”
Though there’s no official word from doctors whether they think Randy Travis will ever be able to perform again, the pictures of him in public continue to be positive news.
June 7, 2014 @ 8:42 am
Looking good… 🙂 Thanks for the update!
June 7, 2014 @ 8:56 am
Randy is a treasure. Thanks for the update.
June 7, 2014 @ 11:05 am
He looks really good. I don’t know anything about his condition, but I sure can’t see any signs of a stroke on his face. I see joy.
June 7, 2014 @ 2:03 pm
Randy is one of my favorite artists of all time. I saw him open at cma fest last year and he is still a great performer. I was so sad to hear he was having health problems, but it’s good to know that he is getting better 🙂 Hope that he will eventually get to perform again.
June 7, 2014 @ 6:32 pm
Good to see he appears to be doing well!! God bless him and prayers for a continued recovery!
June 7, 2014 @ 7:27 pm
Hope he gets well soon 🙂
Strait Country 81
June 8, 2014 @ 2:12 am
HOF next year please or this year i don’t even know if it’s to late.
June 13, 2014 @ 6:23 am
I am so happy to see that Randy is making progress. I have been a fan of his from day one and like a lot of artists he got better with age. He was at his best at the 50th anniversary concert for George Jones. He sang one George Jones song alone and another with George . Both were amazing. Can’t wait for Randy to start preforming again.
July 19, 2014 @ 7:06 am
So happy to see some progress reports on Randy. I am always looking for some and can’t hardly find anything on him that is new news. We are praying for him to make a full recovery. My mother who is 93 wants to see Him in Person before she goes to be with the Lord. She wants to tell him how much she loves his songs.and she loves to watch his videos and DVD’S. She says as soon as he is in public again no matter where— she and I are going to see him no matter where it is. Can’t hardly wait for that day. All our love to you Randy Travis, From Mary Ann and Mrs. MAY
July 25, 2014 @ 8:40 am
I pray that Randy will fully recover from this awful tragedy but I want to send him a little bit of hope. My mother was also stricken with a stroke after undergoing surgery and she was left quite debilitated. It left her right side with partial paralysis, blind and unable to speak anything coherent but she did not lose her ability to sing. As a child growing up I remember her singing the c/w songs that she loved. The good old music of the 40’s & 50’s…Tex Ritter, Eddy Arnold, Hank Williams. She remembered every word to all the songs she would sing but she could not speak a coherent sentence.
I also saw a pastor of a church do the same thing. He was a member of the choir and he could sing every hymn that he ever learned but could not speak coherently either.. The Lord blessed him with such a beautiful voice. I pray he did not lose his ability to sing. God bless, Randy. Hope you’re back out there soon!
August 5, 2014 @ 7:53 am
I’ve been wondering how Randy was doing, so very happy he is slowly recovering. I love his songs & him…I pray that he will be back performing in the near future!
August 7, 2014 @ 6:06 pm
Happy news! Randy has and continues to be in my prayers. His music has been an inspiration to me! Be strong and courageous Randy!
Patty, Salem, Or.
August 8, 2014 @ 1:00 pm
Randy Travis is a great music icon- Always will be, and loved by millions- always will be. Keep moving- get as healthy as you can be- as your fan teams continue to. Cherish and regale your song arts you have shared with us through the years. Thank you Randy. Mend. Love you.
August 20, 2014 @ 7:43 am
He looks good . He needs a lot of love . Especially from himself . Get well soon Randy . You are missed
August 20, 2014 @ 11:41 am
Simply happy to see Randy up and being a part of something. Such a blessing!
August 31, 2014 @ 9:38 am
You are looking good hope you getting better better better amen!
September 12, 2014 @ 12:04 pm
All my love to you RANDY TRAVIS and I have loved your music from day one. My prayers for a complete recovery. God bless you!!
September 17, 2014 @ 11:30 am
So sorry to hear of your health issues. I pray that God will bless you and heal you. Love your music and miss you. My 63 year old son had a massive stroke in Nov. 2013. He is pretty much like you in that he cannot talk and his right side is paralyzed. God has answered many prayers for him and he is coming along, but it is very slow progress. He is able to walk now with a side walker. His right leg is getting stronger every day. He cannot use his right arm yet although the feeling is coming back. It is a struggle and you just cannot give up. Praying for you. Several years ago I saw you at a church in Anderson, Indiana and enjoyed meeting you. Keep up the good work.
October 12, 2014 @ 4:25 pm
Your looking great Randy. I pray your health will continue to improve! I Love your singing and writing. God bless You Randy !
October 27, 2014 @ 5:27 am
Hope Randy has a complete recovery with the help of the good LORD I’m sure he will.
November 6, 2014 @ 9:34 pm
Randy it is so good to see you up and around. Your progress is amazing!
Miss seeing you and Mary. Keep up the good work.
December 9, 2014 @ 1:50 am
I want to encourage Randy Travis, in his health issues. I too have had two strokes. No matter how bad it gets, may you have faith in God for complete healing. When, I had my last stroke, I found encouragement from your singing and acting. Let me encourage you. You can recover. Recently, I found out I have a brain tumor on my right eye. But, I rebuke it and I know, we are both in God’s hands. My family will keep you in our prayers. God Bless!
January 4, 2015 @ 5:13 am
It will be a very sad world if we don’t get to hear Randy sing again. Get well soon we would love to see in in Australia.
March 21, 2015 @ 9:00 am
I hope and pray that you continue to get better and stronger with each passing day . Thank you for what you have brought to our lives be it through your music or your acting . I’ve enjoyed it all . Take care and stay strong . Love ya , thanks again Richard Brain . A friend and a fan forever
June 28, 2016 @ 4:20 am
May GOD always be with you Randy and I pray he will Heal you
January 4, 2017 @ 7:36 am
I pray for you all the time randy.I hope you come back.I think about you when I am driving to Charlotte and I see the sign that says home of randy and travis
May 5, 2017 @ 4:51 pm
Well can anyone tell me how is Randy Travis doing and also I sing he’s songs because he’s a king of country music. And also we all need to sing he’s songs he loves it.