The road to recovery is a long one -- especially after suffering from a stroke. Randy Travis is still on that bumpy path following a stroke in July of last year, despite making lots of progress since then.
Randy Travis put his cowboy boots on and moved into the public eye for the first time since a stroke last summer. A photo shared by a fellow country singer is another positive sign for fans of the country legend.
The legendary Randy Travis had a setback during his recovery from heart troubles and a stroke that kept him hospitalized last month. According to Sammy Kershaw, Travis developed pneumonia in mid-August.
Randy Travis had a rough summer. He suffered a stoke, had emergency surgery to save his life and is currently in recovery. But despite his intense health issues, the singer will release his 21st studio effort, 'Influence Vol. 1: The Man I Am,' this fall.
It's possible the context in which Randy Travis releases his new single 'Tonight I'm Playin' Possum' could cause fans and critics to overstate its impact. Then again, maybe not. There are, after all, only so many words available to heap effusive praise on this brilliantly composed and performed traditional ballad.
Bad luck is partially to blame for Randy Travis' downward spiral after catching a virus. A respected cardiologist named Dr. Marc Klapholz says viruses are rare in the summertime, and most don't progress into the heart muscle. Travis was admitted to the hospital earlier this month with viral cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure which led to a stroke three days later.
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