Country superstar Randy Travis is experiencing a setback as he battles a heart condition. CBSDFW.com says the singer was taken into surgery Wednesday night after suffering a stroke.
Travis has been hospitalized since Sunday. He was initially admitted to Baylor Medical Center at McKinney and diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy, which weakened his heart muscles. Once he was stabilized Travis was transfered to the Heart Hospital Baylor to receive more specialized care. On Tuesday doctors installed a device to help his heart's pumping function. Wednesday morning physicians reported that the singer's condition was improving, but he had congestive heart failure brought on by the cardiomyopathy. Doctors say the congestive heart failure triggered the stroke.
Travis is one of country music's traditionalists. He launched his career nearly 30 years ago, and was on of the genre's top artists of the 1980s and '90s. His many hits include the number one singles "Deeper Than The Holler," "Diggin' Up Bones," "On The Other Hand," and "Forever and Ever, Amen."
Travis’ representatives requested that all cards and well wishes be sent to:
266 Blanks Road
Tioga, Texas 76271