So sad. Country superstar Randy Travis is in critical condition at a hospital in Texas.
Country star Randy Travis is in critical condition after suffering from complications stemming from viral cardiomyopathy, the singer’s rep announced in a press release.
Randy Travis Hospitalized For Complications From Heart Condition
Randy, 54, was admitted to a Texas hospital on July 7, according to TMZ.
“The Grammy winner is suffering from complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy. Travis was admitted into the medical facility yesterday,” according to the press release.
HollywoodLife.com spoke with Randy’s rep, who confirmed his critical condition, and said his camp is standing by to see what will happen, but they are hoping he will pull through. They did not know if he was conscious.
Viral cardiomyopathy is a weakening of the heart muscles that interferes with the heart’s ability to pump blood with sufficient force, according to Johns Hopkins. The disease can be caused by many factors, including prolonged excessive use of alcohol, but it is unclear if that is related to Randy’s condition.
The North Carolina native has recorded 20 studio albums and charted more than 50 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including 16 number one hits. Randy has won seven Grammys, 10 Academy of Country Music awards and 10 American Music Awards. He is best known for his songs “Three Wooden Crosses,” “Forever and Ever, Amen,” “Diggin’ Up Bones” and “Deeper Than the Holler.”
Randy was arrested multiple times on alcohol-related charges in 2012, and he pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated in Texas earlier this year.
This is so sad. Our thoughts go out to Randy’s friends and family during this difficult time.
We will be updating this developing story.
— Tierney McAfee