Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 December 2014

Randy Travis critical after surgery

Randy Travis is in critical condition after brain surgery (Wade Payne/Invision/AP)
Randy Travis is in critical condition after brain surgery (Wade Payne/Invision/AP)

Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis overnight as he recovered from brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital.

Publicist Kirt Webster says Travis remains in a critical condition after surgery on Wednesday night to relieve pressure on his brain.

The 54-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer had been improving while being treated for heart failure caused by a viral infection when he had the stroke.

Steady concern for Travis, a popular and pivotal figure in country music, turned to active support as stars like Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum and Martina McBride and the Grand Ole Opry used Twitter to join Webster's call for prayers. Hundreds of users reached out using the hashtag PrayforRandy.

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