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Randy Travis still hospitalized in critical condition; fans invited to send get-well cards

by Brandy McDonnell Published: July 9, 2013
n this June 7, 2013 file photo, Randy Travis performs at the 2013 CMA Music Festival at LP Field in Nashville Tenn. Travis has been hospitalized in Texas with viral cardiomyopathy. A news release from the singer's publicist says Travis was admitted to the hospital Sunday, July 7, 2013, in Dallas. (AP)
n this June 7, 2013 file photo, Randy Travis performs at the 2013 CMA Music Festival at LP Field in Nashville Tenn. Travis has been hospitalized in Texas with viral cardiomyopathy. A news release from the singer's publicist says Travis was admitted to the hospital Sunday, July 7, 2013, in Dallas. (AP)

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:

Randy Travis

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.

-BAM

Thinking about my friend, , tonight. Hope he gets better soon…

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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