July 09, 2013 06:10 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
2013 hasn’t been particularly kind to Randy Travis, given his drunk driving sentence and accompanying rehab requirements. But now, things have taken a turn for the worse for the American Idol guest star, as he’s been hospitalized for heart issues and designated as a patient in critical condition.
Things are not looking good right now for country crooner Randy Travis, who, according to a press release from his rep, was recently hospitalized in Texas. According to this official statement, the singer is in critical condition and “is suffering from complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy.”
For those of you not in the know on severe heart conditions, viral cardiomyopathy involves a significant deterioration of the heart muscle, which, in turn, has the potential to lead to heart failure. As the ‘viral’ designation suggests, the condition is caused by a viral infection. Depending on the severity of the cardiomyopathy, Randy’s treatment plan could include anything from basic medication to a heart transplant.
Despite the controversy he’s garnered in the past few years, Randy Travis has managed to maintain a number of close friendships with fellow celebrities. And these friends were quick to offer words of support and encouragement when they heard of Randy’s medical problems. Carrie Underwood kicked off the well-wishing effort, tweeting, “thinking about my friend, @randytravis, tonight. Hope he gets better soon….” Keith Urban also took to Twitter to send ”healing strength and love to [Randy] this morning.”
We hope that Randy Travis is able to obtain the quality of care he need to make a full recovery! Feel free to share your best wishes for Randy’s recovery in the comments section below.
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