FRAGILE RANDY TRAVIS’ health may have been put at risk when the seriously ill singer was moved from a Nashville hospital to Texas – in part because his fiancée wanted to go back home, say sources.
The 54-year-old country music legend has been battling a series of deadly health issues since being hospitalized with a devastating viral heart ailment in early July. He soon suffered a major stroke that left him unable to walk or talk, and that was followed by a bout of pneumonia.
Doctor had advised that moving the “Diggin’ Up Bones” singer could endanger his health, but that warning didn’t stop his still-married fiancée Mary Beougher from loading him on an airplane, according to Randy’s father Harold Traywick.
“Doctors were advising Mary to keep Randy in Nashville because flying him back home to Texas could risk his life,” Traywick told The ENQUIRER.
“But she did it anyway.”
On Sept. 6, the hard-partying performer, who had battled alcohol and drugs, was taken from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and loaded onto a private medical jet with nurses. His family members and friends followed in a second plane.
“This was a terrible risk,” an insider told The ENQUIRER, “but Mary wanted to go back home.
“The doctors couldn’t legally force her to stay. As usual, Mary got her way.”
After arriving in Texas, Randy, whose latest album was due to drop Sept. 30, was admitted to a medical facility close to his home.
Noted a close source: “There’s no telling what damage was done by the flight or whether he will ever leave the hospital alive.”