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Randy Travis

Stroke Left Him Infirmed, Speechless

6/21/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Randy Travis
is not only unable to sing ... he's unable to speak ... a year after his devastating stroke ... people connected with the country singer tell TMZ.

Travis had a paralyzing stroke in July of last year.  He is just now able to walk with a cane, but his speech has not come back. 

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The singer recently stepped out in public for the first time late last month, to attend Dolly Parton's show at the Winstar Casino in Oklahoma.  He took a pic with her backstage after the concert.  Reports then surfaced that Randy told Dolly he wanted to go back to doing what he did best ... singing.

But our sources say Randy didn't say anything to Dolly ... because he can't.   A rep for Travis told TMZ ... although he can't speak now, the therapist said it wouldn't be out of the question for him to return to the stage ... possibly in 3 years.

But one source who has spent a lot of time with Randy tells us ... the singer can't form a sentence and it's unclear if he is even lucid enough to follow a conversation.

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chickenbone    

sad

132 days ago
2.

Chris    

That is really a Travisty. I hope he gets better.

132 days ago
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awards    

Can he yodel, eh?

132 days ago
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nosynellie    

Alcohol is a hell of a drug kids. This is what happens when you pickle yourself in 100 proof for decades because you cant come out. Its a sad state of affairs

132 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

That's terrible

132 days ago
6.

Roman Moroni    

Prayers

132 days ago
7.

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

This is very sad news to say the least. And I think if anyone writes some lame or nasty comment about Randy, Harvey should ban them from the the site for a good long time. It is still free speech, but free speech with consequences.

132 days ago
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Bridget    

That is so sad. My thoughts with him, I hope he gets better.

132 days ago
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effthemedia    

He was speechless because of those juggs.

132 days ago
10.

DiM    

Lots of different and conflicting "sources".
Whatever the truth of the matter is, he seems to have friends and family to support him during these painful times. A singer losing their voice must be so hard.

132 days ago
11.

ganjie    

wasnt this guy a hard drunk

132 days ago
12.

01void    

Hope the best for him

132 days ago
13.

Miss jNay    

Thats sad

132 days ago
14.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Wow....strokes are no joke

132 days ago
15.

DaDa    

I pray for him, I had my first stroke at 36 and it's a hard road to come back from.

132 days ago
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