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Randy Travis Health Update: Near Death Country Singer Makes Recovery, Leaves Hospital for Therapy

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Aug 01, 2013 07:43 AM EDT | James Obadiah Knight

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Billy Ray Cyrus has a new health update for his follow country star, Randy Travis. Cyrus, who filmed the pilot episode for 'Evil Inclinations' alongside Travis, is offering up prayers for co-star. (Photo : Reuters)

Randy Travis is on his way to recovery. The country music legend, who was near death, has been released from the hospital and is being moved to a physical therapy facility. The road won't be easy. Travis faces months of intense rehabilitation. We’ve got the latest health update below.

Randy spent the better part of the last month in critical condition at the Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital in Plano, Texas. The singer was rushed to the E.R on July 7 and was being treated viral cardiomyopathy.

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Things then went from bad to worse very quickly when just days later on July 10, Travis suffered a stroke that required emergency brain surgery to reduce swelling on his brain.

Thankfully, his condition stabilized shortly after and he is now ready for the next step in his recovery. Doctors said earlier in the month that Travis would need a few month of physical therapy.

Mary Davis, Travis’ fiancée made a statement on randytravis.com :

“Thanks to all the fans and friends for your continued prayers and support as Randy continues on the road to recovery.”

The singers website promises to keep fans up to date on his condition.

Physical therapy isn't the only kind of recovery Randy has had to face.

Travis has struggled with sobriety in the past. The singer/songwriter has nearly as many DUIs as he does Grammys. Last year, he was arrested for getting into a fight in a church parking lot.

It appeared that Randy was turning his life around, after having undergone court-ordered alcohol treatment in order to avoid a six month jail sentence.

The 54-year-old singer, songwriter and actor has accomplished a great deal during his life. Some career highlights include: Six Grammys, six Country Music Awards, nine ACMs, ten AMAs and seven Dove Awards.

Travis is most known for his hit songs: “Forever and Ever, Amen,” “Deeper Than the Holler,” “Digging Up Bones,” “On the Other Hand,” and “Three Wooden Crosses.”

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