Randy Travis suffers a stroke, undergoes surgery, remains critical
Fellow country stars tweet their support
The news just keeps getting more dire for Randy Travis, who suffered a stroke on Wednesday and underwent surgery that night to relieve pressure on his brain. He remains in critical condition.
As previously reported, Travis has been hospitalized in Texas since Sunday for viral cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure. The stroke is being described as a complication from the heart failure.
His family and friends are requesting prayers from his fans.
Meanwhile, fellow country stars have been offering their own well wishes to Travis via Twitter. Among them:
Keith Urban: Sending healing strength and love to you this morning @randytravis –KU
Carrie Underwood: Thinking about my friend, @randytravis, tonight. Hope he gets better soon.
Brad Paisley: Sending prayers and well wishes to Randy Travis.
Jake Owen: Before I lay my head down tonight I'm saying a prayer for @randytravis. One of the greatest singers to ever grace our ears. Amen.
Scotty McCreery: My thoughts and prayers are with @RandyTravis today. Praying for a great recovery for a true Country music and North Carolina legend!
Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum): Praying myself, and asking all to pray for Randy Travis.
Martina McBride: Praying for Randy Travis.
Rodney Atkins: Just heard @randytravis had a stroke and is in surgery. Praying for Randy, the medical staff and his family. #PrayForRandy
Joe Nichols: Praying for @randytravis today. Y'all do the same. #countrylegend
Billy Ray Cyrus: Thoughts and prayers for my buddy Randy Travis.
Lee Greenwood: God be with the medical team that's working with @randytravis this evening.
Sammy Kershaw: Lots and lots of prayers needed for my dear friend and a really good guy Randy Travis who is in the hospital with a heart problem in critical condition. I know that all of you folks out there will jump on this prayer wagon. Thank you all very much.
Craig Campbell: Keep @RandyTravis in your prayers! This man had a huge influence on me and my music.
Thomas Rhett: Praying for @randytravis & family tonight
(Photo credit: Credit: Larry McCormack / The Tennessean)
Praying for you Randy.Please God reach down and heal his heart and brain and make him whole.I pray for the doctors and medical staff God be with them as they take care of Randy.Lord you gave us this wonderful man to sing his songs he is a gift from God.We love Him.Prayers for his family please comfort them.Amen.
I felt sad to hear Randy was hospitalized. You have so much talent & so much more to share
with the world. I am praying for you Randy. You are an awesome person.
Praying for you Randy; one of my favorite singer's
praying for a quick recovery.
Randy, you can do this with the Lord's help. I know because I'm a 24 year full quartered amputee from at that time a very rare form of cancer (only 4 doctors in the whole United States knew anything about it).I'm a survivor and you are too. Thru the years your music like "Three Wooden Crosses" has been an inspiration to me. My prayers are with you and your family. Remember He is with us always and He will never give us more than we can handle.
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