Contrary to reports, country singer Randy Travis has not undergone heart surgery, according to a statement released this afternoon by his publicist, Kirt Webster.
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 Travis in the new statement
Cards and well wishes can be sent to:
266 Blanks Road
Tioga, Texas 76271
Travis is best known for his hits “I Told You So,” “Three Wooden Crosses,” “Forever and Ever, Amen,” “Diggin’ Up Bones,” and “Deeper Than the Holler.”
“Thinking about my friend, @randytravis, tonight. Hope he gets better soon…,” posted Checotah native Carrie Underwood, who scored a 2007 hit with her cover of “I Told You So,” on Twitter (@carrieunderwood) Monday night.
Thinking about my friend,
@randytravis, tonight. Hope he gets better soon…