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Published On: Thu, Aug 1st, 2013

Country star Randy Travis released from hospital after suffering heart attack and stroke

County superstar Randy Travis has been released from the hospital and is headed to a physical therapy facility after suffering a stroke and a heart attack.

Randy Travis in 2003 photo Gerry J. Gilmore

Randy Travis in 2003 photo Gerry J. Gilmore

His publicist said in a statement that Travis had left Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano, Texas, for an unspecified rehabilitation center. 

“Thanks to all the fans and friends for your continued prayers and support as Randy continues on the road to recovery,” says Travis’ fiancée Mary Davis.

Travis, now age 54, had a stroke July 10 while being treated for heart failure caused by a viral infection. He was then admitted to Baylor Medical Center McKinney near his home in Tioga, about 60 miles north of Dallas, through the emergency room on July 7.

He was transferred to The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano after having a pump installed via catheter.

Travis’ illness comes as he’s been trying to recover from a series of embarrassing public incidents involving alcohol. 

Travis pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in January following an arrest last year

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