Ongoing Complications for Country Star
Randy Travis suffers stroke at Dallas-area hospital
Country music icon Randy Travis is recovering from surgery after suffering a stroke on the evening of July 10. Travis has been under hospital care since July 7, when he was admitted through an emergency department to Baylor Medical Center at McKinney.
He was subsequently sent to the Heart Hospital Baylor in Plano for a higher level of specialized care with Dr. Michael Mack.
A statement on the hospital's website lists Travis in critical condition. "His family and friends here with him at the hospital request your prayers and support," the statement reads.
Fans and colleagues took to Twitter to express their well wishes for the singer with the hashtag #PrayersForRandy.
Travis has been diagnosed with viral cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure. His publicist said Travis had been in excellent health until three weeks ago when he developed a viral upper respiratory illness.
Just hours before Travis suffered a stroke, his doctors believed the singer's condition had stabilized and was improving.