Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Randy Travis in Critical Condition

Country star Randy Travis was hospitalized in Texas Sunday and is currently in critical condition at the facility, according to his publicist. He is suffering from complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy, which is a condition that weakens the heart and can cause cardiac damage or even failure.

Very little information otherwise has been released about Travis's condition at posting time. His publicity firm stated there were no further details to share. There are many causes for cardiomyopathy; however, the viral variety is triggered by a virus.

Travis, 54, has been weathering a rocky path of both legal and health issues for several years now. His string of troubles started in 2010, when he divorced his longtime wife and manager, resulting in dueling lawsuits from both parties. In 2011, he collapsed on stage mid-song while performing at a hospital benefit dinner.