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Randy Travis in critical condition

Staff Writer
Austin 360

By Peter Mongillo

Editor’s note: This article was originally published July 9, 2013

Update: Travis has not undergone surgery, according to a new press release:

Dallas, TX (July 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.

Earlier:

Country singer Randy Travis has undergone heart surgery in Dallas after being admitted to a hospital for viral cardiomyopathy on Sunday.

On Tuesday, Travis’ sister-in-law released a statement regarding his condition:

“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. 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.”