Joey O’Hern Staff Writer
Country legend Randy Travis, who was recently hospitalized for congestive heart failure and then suffering a stroke shortly after, is reportedly on the mend said his doctors in a statement released to the press.
Dr. Gary Erwin stated, “As a result of his heart condition, acutely, and the stroke, he was put on a ventilator to help him breathe during his hospitalization. He remains on that, but we are decreasing that support daily,” he went on to say, “He is breathing spontaneously with the help of the ventilator and hope to have him weaned off of that very soon breathing completely on his own.” Erwin also added that Travis had responded well to the surgical procedure that was necessary to relieve the pressure in his brain caused by his stroke. “He is awake and alert, interacting with his family and friends and beginning to start doing some early physical therapy,” he said.
The six-time Grammy Award-winning singer known for his hits “I Told You So” and “Forever And Ever Amen,” checked into the hospital on July 7 after a viral illness began to affect his heart. Cardiac surgeon Michael Mack also clarified that Travis’s recent health problems have led him to develop “a chronic condition” called diopathic cardiomyopathy, which runs in his family, according Digital Spy.
We wish a quick and speedy recovery to Randy!