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Randy Travis Released From Hospital

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PLANO, Texas - Randy Travis has been discharged from Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital in Plano, Texas, and will continue his recovery at a physical therapy facility.  

"Thanks to all the fans and friends for your continued prayers and support as Randy continues on the road to recovery," said Travis' fiancée Mary Davis Wednesday.

The 54-year-old country singer was admitted to the hospital on July 7 for heart failure caused by a viral infection. During his treatment, Travis suffered a stroke and underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.  

The "Three Wooden Crosses" singer was in good health until three weeks before he was hospitalized, when he contracted a viral upper respiratory infection. The viral illness led to a weakened heart muscle that eventually worsened into heart failure.

Travis was admitted to Baylor Medical Center McKinney near his home in Tioga, about 60 miles north of Dallas. The singer underwent a procedure to have a pump inserted by catheter that helps increase blood flow before being transferred to The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano.

Travis' illness comes as he's been trying to put his life back together following a series of embarrassing public incidents involving alcohol. Travis pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in January following an arrest last year and received two years of probation and a $2,000 fine.

He was required to spend at least 30 days at an alcohol treatment facility and complete 100 hours of community service.

He recently made several public appearances, including a spot on the Country Music Association Festival's nightly concert lineup and a poignant performance at George Jones' funeral.  

Official updates on Mr. Travis' condition will be made available at www.randytravis.com as his condition changes.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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