News

Doctors: Randy Travis awake after stroke

Doctors: Randy Travis awake after stroke

Randy Travis is awake and making progress as he recovers from surgery following a stroke. Photo: WENN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country music star Randy Travis is awake and making progress as he recovers from surgery following a stroke.

A news release and video from the Texas hospital where the 54-year-old singer is recovering described Travis’ condition Monday afternoon. Doctors also gave a more detailed explanation for the health troubles, saying it was scarring on his heart.

Doctors say Travis remains on a ventilator but is breathing spontaneously and his breathing support is gradually being reduced. He is interacting with his family and friends and has begun the early stages of physical therapy.

He will stay at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano for two to three more weeks before being transferred to another facility where he will undergo aggressive physical therapy. Doctors say it will take months to recover from the stroke.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Year after rule changes, men’s basketball back to old form

Fresh
basketball

One year after the NCAA changed how rules were enforced to open up the game, men's basketball looks a lot like it once did.

in Lifestyle

More want local beef, but fewer want tough job of cutting it

Fresh
beef

Operators of small meat plants say even their children don't want to take on the hard, messy work.

in National

FDA study finds little evidence of antibiotics in milk

Fresh
milk

Antibiotics and other drugs can end up in milk when they are used on dairy cows to keep them healthy.

in National

Review of Clinton emails to take months

Fresh
clinton

A growing controversy over Hillary Clinton's use of personal email while she was U.S. secretary of state could drag on for months.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Jimmy Fallon’s giant beer pong

Fresh
25-overlay

We need this beer pong song at our next barbecue.