As per his family, Randy Travis underwent heart surgery on Monday, July 8. No further details have been given at this time.
Breaking News: Randy Travis in Critical Condition:
Due to complications from a heart ailment – viral cardiomyopathy, a heart condition caused by a virus, Randy Travis, 54, was admitted to a Texas hospital on Sunday, July 7. Travis`s representatives declined to say where he was being treated.
Cardiomyopathy refers to diseases of the heart muscle. The heart muscle becomes enlarged, thick, or rigid. In rare cases, the muscle tissue in the heart is replaced with scar tissue. As cardiomyopathy worsens, the heart becomes weaker. It’s less able to pump blood through the body and maintain a normal electrical rhythm. This can lead to heart failure or irregular heartbeats called arrhythmias. In turn, heart failure can cause fluid to build up in the lungs, ankles, feet, legs, or abdomen.
Randy Travis, recently on tour, was to perform in Deadwood, South Dakota on Wednesday night (July 10).