Randy Travis leaves hospital after stroke

Randy Travis

Country singer Randy Travis has left a Texas hospital and entered a physical therapy facility, his publicist said Wednesday.

According to a story by Alan Duke for CNN, the release and transfer came three weeks after Travis was admitted to The Heart Hospital at Baylor Plano for treatment of congestive heart failure.

He later suffered a stroke, which doctors said was a complication of the heart failure.

"Thanks to all the fans and friends for your continued prayers and support as Randy continues on the road to recovery," CNN reported his fiance Mary Davis said in a written statement Wednesday.

Travis, 54, was initially hospitalized July 7 at Baylor Medical Center at McKinney, Texas, with a presumptive cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure, according to publicist Kirt Webster. The singer transferred to The Heart Hospital the next day.

Travis' illness is related to his "recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy," CNN reported one of his doctors said.

Viral cardiomyopathy is a disorder where a virus attacks the muscles of the heart, causing the heart to beat slower, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Preventi on's website. In some cases, the heart can stop, it said.

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