Randy Travis is said to be “resting comfortably” following brain surgery on Wednesday night.
The country music star was undergoing treatment for heart failure when he suffered a stroke last week. He underwent emergency surgery in order to relieve pressure on his brain.
Randy Travis’ publicity said he was still under sedation and in critical condition following the surgery on Wednesday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the singer is believed to be “resting comfortably” despite the recent health scare.
“Mr. Randy Travis has been under heavy sedation since he came out of surgery late Wednesday night, July 10th, and is resting comfortably. He is still in critical condition. His family continues to ask for prayers and support,” Kirt Webster explained in a recent statement.
Travis was hospitalized last Sunday due to congestive heart failure. The condition was reportedly brought on by a viral illness. USA Today reports that the singer suffered a stroke on Wednesday night while receiving treatment at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in Texas.
Friends and family have surrounding Randy Travis during his stay at the hospital. George Jones’ widow Nancy reportedly played music for the singer during a visit on Thursday night.
“Randy and George Jones were good friends. When I was dealing with George’s issues a few months ago, both Randy and Mary were right there for me. I had to get on a plane and come see him. I love him and I know that George is looking over him during this time,” Nancy explained.
According to The Associated Press, a number of Travis’ fellow musicians have been keeping the singer in their thoughts and prayers since his health took a turn for the worse. Brad Paisley recently tweeted that everyone in the industry was pulling for him to get better.
Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, and representatives from the Grand Ole Opry posted well-wishes to Travis on Twitter. May people have used the hashtag #PrayForRandy to spread the word about the “Forever and Ever, Amen” singer’s condition.
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