|Family & friends surround singer Randy Travis while he remains in critical condition & recovers from the brain surgery due to suffering a stroke.
CountryMusicisLove.com reports that friends visit the family including Nancy Jones, recent widow of George Jones who passed away in the spring. Nancy flew to the Texas hospital to visit Travis & even played George Jones in his room.
“Randy and George Jones were good friends,” Nancy Jones said in an email to The Associated Press. “When I was dealing with George’s issues a few months ago, both Randy and Mary were right there for me. I had to get on a plane and come see him. I love him and I know that George is looking over him during this time.”
New Randy Travis Update 07/15/2013 below:
Mr. Randy Travis has been under heavy sedation since he came out of surgery late Wednesday night, July 10th, and is resting comfortably. He is still in critical condition. His family continues to ask for prayers and support. Official updates on Mr. Travis' condition will be made available on Baylor Health Care System's online newsroom at media.baylorhealth.com or by Randy Travis' publicist Kirt Webster as his condition changes.
Artists Kenny Rogers, The Oak Ridge Boys, Chuck Norris, Ray Price & many more have also called to check in on the singer.
*Update 7/10/2013: Randy Travis' physicians speak out about the current status of the singer's critical condition & more about his diagnosis.
As a complication of his congestive heart failure, Mr. Randy Travis has suffered a stroke and is currently undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. He is in critical condition. We will have updates as they become available. His family and friends here with him at the hospital request your prayers and support....click on the photo below to view the video
I’m Dr. William Gray, the Director of cardiovascular services at Baylor Medical Center at McKinney, Texas.
Mr. Randy Travis was admitted through an emergency department to Baylor Medical Center at McKinney on Sunday, July 7. He had been in previously excellent health until three weeks prior when he developed a viral upper respiratory illness.
He was admitted at Baylor McKinney with a presumptive cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure.
At McKinney, he was stabilized and subsequently sent to THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano for a higher level of specialized care in the care of Dr. Michael Mack.
((Dr. Michael Mack))
My name is Michael Mack, the director of cardiovascular disease at the Baylor Health Care System in Dallas. Early in the morning of Monday, July 8th, I received a phone call from Dr. Gray apprising me that Mr. Travis had been hospitalized in Mckinney, Texas and what his condition was at that time.
We determined together in a joint decision, that a higher level of specialized care was appropriate and therefore we transferred him to THE HEART HOSPITAL Baylor Plano. Since his transfer, his condition has stabilized and he has shown signs of improvement.
On behalf of his Mr. Travis’ family, friends and associates, we would like to express our extreme gratitude for the overwhelming affection and support that Mr. Travis has received.
We will be giving further updates as his condition changes.
*Update 7/9/2013: 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.
The Grammy winner remains in critical condition.
“We are very thankful to the fans for their love and support during this time,” says Randy Travis.
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Yesterday country singer Randy Travis was reported as being admitted to a Texas hospital and listed in critical condition. The Grammy winner is suffering from complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy. Travis was admitted into the medical facility yesterday (Sunday).
The Mayo Clinic website describes cardiomyopathy as a disease that weakens and enlarges the heart muscle, making it harder for the heart to pump blood and carry it to the rest of the body. It can lead to heart failure. Treatments range from medications and surgically implanted devices to heart transplants.
Randy Travis is best known for "Three Wooden Crosses," "Forever and Ever, Amen," "Diggin' Up Bones," and "Deeper Than the Holler”.
Check out our interview with Randy Travis from 2012: