Randy Travis' Wife Mary Helps Him Speak at Country Music Hall of Fame Induction Announcement Three Years After Stroke

by Alex Ungerman 3:35 PM PDT, March 30, 2016
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Tuesday was a big night for Randy Travis.

Nearly three years after suffering a massive stroke, the music legend struggled to speak at the 2016 Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductees Announcement with his wife, Mary Davis-Travis, by his side, who eventually took the mic to help Randy finish his speech, and recounted heartbreaking details of the 56-year-old's near-death experience.

"They really said there was no hope -- go ahead and pull the plug," Mary emotionally shared with the crowd while standing next to Randy on stage. "I went to his bedside and I said, 'Baby, you've got to give me some more fight.'"

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"I knew that he had had a little talk with Jesus," she continued. "Because he squeezed my hand, and a little tear fell down."

"And I knew that he wasn’t through yet," Mary added in her moving remarks. "He’s a wonderful man, he’s a wonderful husband. I’m blessed beyond measure to get to walk beside him."

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Randy and his longtime fiancée married in March 2015, ET confirmed at the time. The singer-songwriter has had a lengthy recovery process that has kept him mostly out of the public eye since being hospitalized in Dallas, Texas after his 2013 stroke.

However, the crooner did appear at last year's ACM Awards, where he received a standing ovation.

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