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Dec 03, 2013 05:24 PM EST | James Knight
Randy Travis was recently honored during both Garth Brooks' live show, as well the recent George Jones' tribute show. Meanwhile, the legendary singer is reportedly back in bad health, despite being sent home from the hospital.
During Garth Brooks' live CBS show on Friday, Brooks walked the audience through decades of his musical influences. One of those influences was undoubtedly Randy Travis. Brooks didn't just recall memories of Travis, he also covered the singer's hit “Digging up Bones.”
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Travis was also honored during a recent George Jones tribute show. Actor Jon Voight addressed the audience while changing the focus of the show:
“I’m so deeply honored to be in the church of Jones with you all. George Jones had a good friend who was really all of our good friend, and that is Randy Travis. And Randy is going through a great challenge as we speak, and he’s making great strides. And as we know the most important thing, the most important thing to a person’s recovery is their will to recover, and I feel that with all our love and prayers Randy will receive that energy and perhaps, perhaps a miracle may be shown.I know Randy is going to be listening to this. He’s going to be watching this so we have an opportunity to speak to him. Let’s make a human chain of love for Randy. Hold the hand of the person next to you, and…we’ll shout Randy’s name. He’s not too far away from here, he can probably hear us from this building.”
Billy Ray Cyrus first broke the news of Travis’ health post-release, telling Entertainment Tonight:
"If you love Randy Travis, keep praying for Randy Travis."
Afterwards, The National Enquirer cited two insiders who gave details about the singer. The first unnamed source told the tabloid:
“Randy is still paralyzed on his right side. He can’t walk, and he can barely speak. There’s nothing more doctors can do. Randy’s chances of a full recovery don’t look good.”
The second source echoed the update:
“Randy is still confined to bed or a wheelchair. He has to wear a helmet to protect his skull until it heals. A nurse visits every day, and he has two long-term caretakers.”
Meanwhile, RandyTravis.com has removed all mentions of the singer’s health.
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