July 09, 2013 02:00 PM by Lisa Princ
Earlier we found out that Country Music crooner Randy Travis was hospitalized for heart troubles, and was possibly undergoing surgery. This afternoon, a rep for the American Idol guest star spoke out about Randy’s condition, revealing that he is still in critical condition as of this afternoon.
Country crooner Randy Travis was hospitalized Sunday for viral cardiomyopathy. For those of you not familiar with the term, it basically means that his heart muscles have weakened, and could ultimately lead to heart failure. Travis originally thought he was just dealing with a cold, but doctors say the singer had some kind of viral infection, which could have caused the heart troubles.
Earlier today, Randy’s sister-in-law stated that she thought the singer was in surgery, but according to Travis’ rep, that is not the case. Kirt Webster, the 54-year-old singer’s rep told FOX 411 this afternoon: “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.”
As of today, Travis remains in critical condition, and his rep went on to add that Randy is thankful to all of his loyal fans for their support and prayers during this awful time.
We hope that Randy Travis is doing better and wish him a speedy and full recovery! We know you have a thought on this story, so feel free to share your best wishes or thoughts for Randy’s recovery in the comments section below.
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