Randy Travis Recovering After Collapse Onstage
Doctors blame allergy medications.
Randy Travis is recovering after a collapse onstage over the weekend.
Randy was performing for the Huguley Memorial Center’s 18th annual Crystal Heart Gala on Sunday (Sept. 25) when he passed out. During a performance of his song “Three Wooden Crosses,” Randy mentioned that his vocal cords were giving out and attempted to continue with the song before stopping again. Then, Randy “pitched forward” onstage, according to witnesses at the Fort Worth, Texas, event. Several doctors in the room went to the front of the stage to help the singer, according to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth.
According to Randy’s doctors, Jeff Beeson and Steve Davis, medical directors of the Emergency Physicians Advisory Board in Fort Worth, who were in attendance during the concert, “Mr. Travis had been struggling with laryngitis that resulted from chronic allergies and had taken multiple over-the-counter allergy medicines. During the performance, Mr. Travis was overcome by a combination of dehydration, over-the-counter allergy medications and caffeine use. This, combined with the heat of the stage lights, caused him to pass out. Mr. Travis was immediately provided medical care and, after regaining consciousness, walked off the stage on his own power. He was evaluated by us in his tour bus. Mr. Travis’ vital signs were all stable. Mr. Travis went home to recover. Today he is taking our advice and resting.”
A Warner Music Group spokeswoman says that Randy “is fine and continues on his tour in celebration of his 25th anniversary.”
Randy is scheduled to appear at the Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 4 to celebrate his 25 years in country music and his Opry membership. Carrie Underwood, John Anderson, Josh Turner, Gene Watson, Connie Smith and Joe Stampley are among those planning to perform.