Sunday, March 3, 2024

Randy Travis: Country Singer Hospitalized in Critical Condition

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Country singer Randy Travis’s publicist just sent this out: “Randy Travis has been admitted to a Texas hospital and is listed in critical condition.  The Grammy winner is suffering from complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy.  Travis was admitted into the medical facility yesterday.”

Travis is 54. From the web:
“Viral cardiomyopathy is a heart condition caused by a viral infection in the heart. The heart weakens and does not work as well as it should, causing a variety of problems for the patient. Once diagnosed with cardiomyopathy of any kind, including viral cardiomyopathy, the prognosis for the patient is variable, depending on how severe the condition is and what kinds of treatment options are available. Generally, the weakening of the heart will force the patient to make some permanent lifestyle changes.”

Country singer on the road? Lifestyle changes? Travis has had a long time problem with alcohol and substance abuse resulting in arrests and rehab. Last year the country singer was  sentenced to 180 days in jail after he pled guilty to an Aug. 7 drunk-driving incident in Texas. He was found by authorities lying naked in the roadway after crashing his car in a construction zone.

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