Troubled singer Randy Travis was admitted to a Texas hospital yesterday, where he is listed in critical condition. According to his publicist, the Grand Ole Opry member is suffering from complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy.
According to PubMed.gov, an online resource published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, viral cardiomyopathy is a “viral infection of the heart [which] is relatively common, usually asymptomatic and has a spontaneous and complete resolution. It can, however, in rare cases, lead to substantial cardiac damage . . . and congestive heart failure. Viral cardiomyopathy is defined as viral persistence in a dilated heart.”
Last month in Nashville, the 54-year-old Travis attended the June 5 CMT Music Awards with fiancee Mary Beougher, and performed at LP Field du
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