American country music singer and actorRandy Travis, 54, was hospitalized at a Texas hospital on Sunday where he is being treated for acquired viral cardiomyopathy, his publicist said on Monday. The name of the hospital and no other details was not revealed.
The Mayo Clinic website describes cardiomyopathy as a disease that weakens and enlarges the heart muscle, making it harder for the heart to pump blood and carry it to the rest of the body. It can lead to heart failure. Treatments range from medications and surgically implanted devices to heart transplants.
Travis best known songs include “Three Wooden Crosses,” “Forever and Ever, Amen,” “Diggin’ Up Bones,” and “Deeper Than the Holler.”
With arrests for assault and public intoxication, which earned him probation of two years and fined $2000 and given a 180-day suspended jail sentence. He was required to spend at least 30 days at an alcohol treatment facility and complete 100 hours of community service. Travis had faced tough year in 2012. Now his hospitalization is the latest in a series of tough time.
Travis had recently been on the road, performing in Detroit on June 28 and Chicago on June 29. He was set to do a show in Deadwood, South Dakota, on Wednesday.
‘He appeared well during business meetings on Friday and Saturday then on Sunday the disease hit him”, Travis spokesman Kirt Webster said.
The people closest to Randy Travis are extremely worried about the condition of him.
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