Randy Travis reportedly had heart surgery, this according to his family. The country star had it on Monday following his admittance into a Texas hospital just the day before which left him in critical condition, his sister-in-law tells PEOPLE.
“We have been told he has had surgery,” Teresa Traywick, the wife of Randy’s brother Ricky Traywick, said. “Our prayers are going out to him because my husband just had a heart attack last year, so it is in their family.”
The fifty four year old, real name Randy Traywick, is
“suffering from complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy,” a rep has said. Viral cardiomyopathy is a weakening of the heart muscles due to infection.
“Their mother passed away at an early age with her heart, so it is like these boys are following right in their footsteps,” Teresa Traywick said. “My prayers are with them. That’s all I can say right now.”
Travis had been on schedule to play the Deadwood Mountain Grand in Deadwood, South Dakota, on Wednesday, however the show is cancelled for now.
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