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Randy Travis Hospitalized in Critical Condition

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Randy Travis has been admitted to a Texas hospital, where he is listed in critical condition. According to a statement from his publicist, the Grammy winner is suffering from complications of viral cardiomyopathy.

Travis was admitted into the medical facility on Sunday (July 7). It is unclear when and how the cardiomyopathy came to light. The statement describes the condition as “recently acquired.”

According to PubMed, viral cardiomyopathy is a viral infection of the heart that can lead to damaged heart muscles. If it progresses over time, the condition can cause shortness of breath, dizziness and fatigue, and the long-term prognosis can include overall weakening of the heart.

Travis is best-known for a string of hits that includes ‘Forever and Ever, Amen,’ ‘Diggin’ Up Bones,’ ‘On the Other Hand’ and ‘Three Wooden Crosses.’ He recently released ‘Tonight I’m Playin’ Possum,’ a tribute to George Jones. He is slated to release a new album in the fall.

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