Text Randy Travis holds the award he won for best southern country or bluegrass gospel album for his Rise and Shine album at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday Feb. 8 2004 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) (Via OlyDrop)(Photo Reed Saxon Copyright 2004 No Tennessean)
UPDATE Randy Travis' publicist has released a statement clarifying the singer's treatment. Contrary to reports Randy Travis has not undergone heart surgery representative Kirt Webster said. 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. The Grammy winner remains in critical condition.
Country singer Randy Travis 54 underwent heart surgery according to his sister in law Teresa Traywick.
We have been told he has had surgery. Our prayers are going out to him because my husband just had a heart attack last year so it is in their family she says in a statement. Their mother passed away at an early age with her heart so it is like these boys are following right in their footsteps. My prayers are with them. That's all I can say right now.
Travis was in critical condition at a Texas hospital after being admitted Sunday. According to a press release from his publicist the singer of such hits as Forever and Ever Amen On the Other Hand and Three Wooden Crosses is suffering complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy.
Viral cardiomyopathy is a weakening of the heart muscles caused by a viral infection.
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Travis who pleaded guilty to a charge of driving while intoxicated in Texas earlier this year was hospitalized in 2012 after a fight near a church in Plano Texas.
Meanwhile celebrities are sending their thoughts to Travis on Twitter.
Keith Urban Sending healing strength and love to you this morning randytravis KU
Tracy Lawrence Sending a get well message out to my buddy randytravis tonight. Thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery.
Lance Armstrong Thoughts go out to randytravis. Heal up soon my man One of country music's greatest voices ever.