Randy Travis suffers stroke while hospitalized, undergoing surgery

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 9:07pm

From our CBS affiliate in Dallas, KTVT:

The health of country singer Randy Travis appears to be worsening.

Baylor Health Care System released an update shortly after 8 p.m. stating Travis had suffered a stroke — as a result of his congestive heart failure — and is currently undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

Travis is in critical condition. He was admitted to the hospital on Sunday.

Doctors at Baylor Medical Center at McKinney said early Wednesday in an online video that Travis’s condition had “stabilized” and “shown signs of improvement.”

While at the McKinney hospital doctors deduced that Travis has cardiomyopathy, a weakening of the heart muscles caused by a viral infection, and congestive heart failure. 

After stabilizing the singer, doctors made the decision to transfer the 54-year-old to the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano on Monday. Gray said it was because Travis could receive “a higher level of specialized care,” at the location.

Just last month Travis, a Grammy Award-winning singer, attended the 2013 CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. He was scheduled to perform in Deadwood, South Dakota tonight.

Tuesday Travis’ representatives requested that all cards and well wishes be sent to:

Randy Travis
266 Blanks Road
Tioga, Texas 76271 


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