Sources are saying that RANDY TRAVIS is in such bad shape from his stroke last summer that he might never perform again.

A source said, quote, "Randy is still paralyzed on his right side.  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."

Doctors had to remove a section of Randy's skull to relieve pressure on his brain and to reduce the swelling.  It was reattached earlier this month with titanium screws . . . but he's not anyway near fully recovered.

Another source said, quote, "Randy is still confined to bed or a wheelchair.  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."

Randy- you are in our thoughts.

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