AILING Randy Travis‘ singing career might be over after the country star underwent a second radical brain surgery.
Sources tell American tabloid the National Enquirer that Travis, 54, is now recovering at his Texas home, and may never perform again.
“Randy is still paralyzed on his right side,” a family friend said. “He can’t walk and he can barely speak.
“There’s nothing more doctors can do. Randy’s chances of a full recovery don’t look good.”
Travis suffered a stroke in July while hospitalized with congestive heart failure and viral cardiomyopathy. At that time, he underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. Doctors removed a section of Travis’ skull to reduce potentially deadly brain swelling, and implanted it in a pouch in his abdomen to keep it alive and sterile. In mid-October, the skull fragment was reattached to his head with titanium screws. A similar procedure was performed on famed Las Vegas illusionist Roy Horn after he was viciously attacked by a tiger onstage.
“Randy is still confined to bed or a wheelchair,” said the source.
“He has to wear a helmet to protect his skull until it heals. A nurse visits every day and he has two long-term caretakers.”
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