Randy Travis Update[VIDEO REPORT] In Critical Condition After Stroke; Country Music Stars Send Love On Twitter To The Singer[TWEETS]
By Staff Writer | July 14, 2013 12:24 PM EDT
Randy Travis remains in critical condition and has been under heavy sedation since surgery following a stroke. 54-year-old Travis has been hospitalized since Sunday after suffering congestive heart failure due to a viral illness.
Randy Travis, the country music star, suffered a stroke while undergoing surgery at a Texas hospital late Wednesday. Earlier Wednesday, prior to the stroke, doctors said that Travis was showing signs of improvement.
Travis was admitted to Baylor Medical Center McKinney near his home in Tioga, about 60 miles north of Dallas, through the emergency room Sunday. Randy underwent a procedure to have a pump inserted by catheter that increases blood flow before being transferred to The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano.
William Gray and Michael Mack of the Baylor Health Care System in Texas described Travis' condition and hospitalization in a video statement earlier Wednesday.
"His condition has stabilized, and he has shown signs of improvement," Mack said in the video. "On behalf of Mr. Travis' family, friends and associates, we would like to express our extreme gratitude for the overwhelming affection and support that Mr. Travis has received."
Support for Travis has been flooding on Twitter. Stars like Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum and Martina McBride and the Grand Ole Opry used Twitter to reach out to the Three Wooden Crosses singer. They were join by hundreds of users who reached out using the hashtag PrayforRandy.
"We're all pulling for you Randy," Brad Paisley said via Twitter.
@RodneyAtkins: Just heard @randytravis had a stroke and is in surgery. Praying for Randy, the medical staff and his family. #PrayForRandy
@JoeNichols : Praying for @randytravis today. Y'all do the same. #countrylegend
Grand Ole Opry @opry: Please continue praying for @randytravis. RT #PrayersForRandy
Hillary Scott @HillaryScottLA: Praying myself, and asking all to pray for Randy Travis.
Lee Greenwood @TheLeeGreenwood: God be with the medical team that's working with @randytravis this evening.
Martina McBride @martinamcbride: Praying for Randy Travis.
And Keith Ubran said in an interview, "I always feel like he's part of our family, he's in our family. And I was one of those guys in Australia that bought Storms of Life and became a Randy fan very quickly in late '80s, and I really feel for him right now."
Along with the country music stars, we wish are pulling for Randy Travis to make a full recovery.
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