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Randy Travis

Suffers Stroke

7/11/2013 5:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_bar9:45 PM PT  Randy is out of surgery, but still in critical condition ... according to his rep.

Randy Travis
suffered a stroke ... and is currently in emergency surgery to relieve pressure from his brain.

According to the country star's publicist he was in a Texas hospital this evening getting treatment for his ongoing heart issues when the stroke hit.

As we previously reported ... Travis was airlifted to a hospital on Sunday when a viral illness led to congestive heart failure -- and doctors had inserted a tiny pump to assist in stabilizing his heart.

Just a few hours ago, one of Randy's doctors said he was stable and "showing signs of improvement."

The rep says Randy's family and friends are the hospital now ... waiting for him to come out of surgery.

He is listed in critical condition.



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Sounds like that newly installed heart pump threw off a clot.

440 days ago


He probably had a decompressive hemi-craniectomy...which is a removal of some skull on one side of his head to prevent brain tissue from being squashed. if a stroke is big enough it causes swelling. If you don't remove the skull flap/bone the brain will die which will kill the patient. If this is what he had then it's bad, b/c it may have been a very large stroke. It seems to me his handlers are giving little specific info...also a bad sign.

439 days ago


Not a fan of his but still feel badly. Hope he'll be OK. Hope his family will be OK.

439 days ago


Randy, I hope you make it through this. Thinking of you.

439 days ago
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