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Randy Travis leaves hospital for physical-therapy facility

Randy Travis is one step closer to recovery, having been discharged from a hospital in Plano, Texas, and relocated to an inpatient physical-therapy facility in the wake of his recent health woes.

The news — which is in line with what Travis’ doctors predicted in mid-July — came Wednesday via the country star’s rep. 

The 54-year-old singer, who was hospitalized for heart problems before suffering a stroke that required surgery to relieve pressure on his brain, had been getting “aggressive physical therapy” since mid-July, his doctors said, at the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, where he’d been since July 8. He was first admitted to an ER in McKinney, Texas, on July 7.

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His doctors said it will probably take months for Travis to recover from the stroke, which was a complication of measures taken to deal with what was determined to be congestive heart failure. 

He’d reportedly been in fine health until three weeks before entering the ER; during that time he’d been fighting off a viral upper-respiratory infection.

“Thanks to all the fans and friends for your continued prayers and support as Randy continues on the road to recovery,” Travis’ fiancée, Mary Davis, said in a statement issued Wednesday.



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