Country music star Randy Travis suffered a stroke Wednesday night (July 10) and was rushed into emergency surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. Travis was hospitalized earlier in the week for cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure and the hospital believes the stroke to be a complication of said conditions.
The singer’s spokesman Kirt Webster says in a email to Reuters that Travis is “out of surgery,” but that he “remains in critical condition.”
The stroke came as a surprise, as just hours prior to it, doctors had said publicly that Travis’ condition was showing improvement.
Throughout his ordeal this week, an outpouring of support from fans and other country music stars have appeared all over the internet.
“Thinking about my friend, @randytravis, tonight. Hope
he gets better soon.” — Carrie Underwood
“Sending healing strength and love to you
this morning @randytravis.” — Keith Urban
“Sending prayers and well
wishes to Randy Travis.” — Brad Paisley
“Thoughts and prayers for my buddy Randy Travis.” — Billy Ray Cyrus
“Sending a get well message out to my buddy @randytravis tonight. Thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery.” — Tracy Lawrence
“I know a lot of you are praying people and Randy Travis sure could
use them right now” — Charlie Daniels
“Praying for Randy Travis…” — Martina McBride