Randy Travis: 'Damaged,' but still fighting after near fatal stroke

By: Cindy Watts , USA TODAY NETWORK -Tennessee
February 8, 2017 Updated: February 8, 2017 at 4:15 pm
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Doctors told her to pull the plug.

Randy Travis had already flatlined, and now he was fighting an infection that specialists said he had virtually no chance of surviving. Even if he did, they told his wife, he'd likely be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

Three years and three months later, Travis walked on stage last fall to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He stood throughout his induction and then stunned the room, singing “Amazing Grace.”

But the road back has been grueling, Travis told The Tennessean during his most in-depth interview since the 2013 stroke that nearly took his life. Travis' speech is halting, and he mostly maneuvers around his upscale Nashville condo via a wheelchair.

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