Jul 092013

randy.travisRandy Travis has been admitted to a Texas hospital and is listed in critical condition. The Grammy winner is reportedly suffering from complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy. A statement from his publicist says he was admitted into the medical facility on Sunday (7/7).

TIDBIT: Cardiomyopathy is a disease of heart muscle in which the heart is abnormally enlarged, thickened and/or stiffened. The illness weakens the heart’s ability to pump blood

Update 7/11/13 - Randy Travis suffered a stroke as a complication of his congestive heart failure on Wednesday (7/10). According to a release from his publicist, the singer underwent surgery later that evening to relieve pressure on his brain. He remains in critical condition as of Wednesday night and his family and friends have asked for the prayers and support of his fans. Martina McBride, Hillary Scott and Chris Young were a few of the artists offering well wishes to the country icon on Twitter late Wednesday night.

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