Randy Travis Hospitalized – Country Legend In Critical Condition [UPDATED]
Randy Travis, best known for 'Forever and Ever, Amen' and 'On The Other Hand,' is in critical condition.
According to Webster PR: "Randy Travis has been admitted to a Texas hospital and is listed in critical condition. The Grammy winner is suffering from complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy. Travis was admitted into the medical facility on July 7, 2013."
The 'Three Wooden Crosses' singer was currently promoting his new single, a tribute to George Jones, titled 'Tonight I'm Playin' Possum' with Joe Nichols. Randy Travis, 54, is pictured above performing at George Jones' Memorial Service in April 2013.
Viral cardiomyopathy is a weakening of the heart muscles due to infection. Click here for more about viral cardiomyopathy. Feel free to leave your Randy Travis get well wishes in the comment section below.
UPDATE, JULY 9, 2013: Randy Travis' Publicist, Webster PR, has issued an offical update: "Contrary to reports, Randy Travis has not undergone heart surgery. Travis is being treated for viral cardiomyopathy. Travis was admitted into a Texas hospital on Sunday and underwent placement of an IMPELLA peripheral left ventricular assist device for stabilization prior to transferring hospitals. The Grammy winner remains in critical condition."
Meanwhile, Travis has released this statement to the fans: “We are very thankful to the fans for their love and support during this time.”
Cards and well wishes can be sent to:
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