UPDATE: Randy Travis' publicist issued a release on July 10 with a video from Travis' physician, Dr. William Gray, director of cardiovascular services at Baylor Medical Center at McKinney.
According to Gray, Travis was admitted through an emergency department to Baylor Medical Center at McKinney on Sunday, July 7. He had been in 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.
He was subsequently sent to the Heart Hospital Baylor in Plano for a higher level of specialized care with Dr. Michael Mack. Since his transfer, his condition has stabilized and he has shown signs of improvement.
Country music icon Randy Travis, who is in critical condition in a Plano hospital, did not undergo heart surgery, despite reports to the contrary, according to a statement from his publicist. Travis was admitted to an undisclosed Texas hospital on July 7 due to complications from viral cardiomyopathy, a heart condition that weakens and enlarges the cardiac muscles.
"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 statement said. "The Grammy winner remains in critical condition."
Cards and well wishes can be sent to Travis at this address:
266 Blanks Rd.
Tioga, Texas 76271