NASHVILLE, T.N. – According to a public relations firm representing Randy Travis, the singer is under heavy sedation since coming out of surgery.
Travis’ publicist says he came out of surgery late Wednesday night, but is now resting comfortably. Officials say he remains in critical condition.
Doctors say the country music star was in good health until three weeks before he was hospitalized.
The 54-year-old Grammy Award-winning singer, best known for his hits "Forever and Ever, Amen" and "Three Wooden Crosses," became ill after a virus infected his heart muscle, causing it to become weakened and enlarged so that it could not pump properly. Cardiomyopathy can lead to heart failure.
Travis is a native of Marshville, N.C.