Country Music Star Stunned Fans When He Stood Up To Sing "Amazing Grace" 3 Years After Suffering Debilitating Stroke

July 18, 2018

These days, country music star Randy Travis is largely out of the public eye. Back in 2013, lovers of country music learned the sad news: The singer had a massive stroke and almost died. But one of his recent appearances proves that he’s a fighter and gives hope to fans to see him on stage again.


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In July of 2013, Randy Travis was hit by the biggest storm in his life. First, he was admitted to a hospital with viral cardiomyopathy, a complication of a viral respiratory tract infection.


Then, a few days later, the singer suffered a stroke. His heart stopped beating three times, and his doctors’ prognosis was grim. They even advised Randy’s family to take him off life support. But his loving wife and the rest of his family were not ready to give up so easily.


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After some time, the singer finally regained consciousness. After undergoing surgery and numerous other procedures, he was discharged from the hospital. At first, Travis was unable to talk and sing, and he could barely move on his own. But rehabilitation therapy yielded some results. The recovery process has been slow, but steady: Travis is able to talk and sing, even if just a little, and he’s slowly regaining the function of his limbs.


In October 2016, Travis stunned the audience with his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. His fans listened in fascination as he sang “Amazing Grace” while standing up, with his wife by his side.


In an interview with The Tennessean, Travis was asked if he was happy. He admitted that he wasn’t and added that he felt “damaged.” But his family, friends, fans, and country artists who found inspiration in his music believe that Travis will continue getting better.

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