Singer Randy Travis sedated, remains critical
FILE - In this June 7, 2013 file photo, Randy Travis performs on day 2 of the 2013 CMA Music festival at the LP Field in Nashville, Tenn. Publicist Kirt Webster on Wednesday night, July 10, 2013 said that the 54-year-old Travis is in surgery after suffering a stroke while he was being treated for congestive heart failure because of a viral illness. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hospital officials say country music star Randy Travis remains in critical condition and has been under heavy sedation since surgery following a stroke.
The 54-year-old singer has been hospitalized since Sunday after suffering congestive heart failure due to a viral illness.
Travis suffered the stroke Wednesday night at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano and doctors performed surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.
A hospital statement says the "Three Wooden Crosses" singer is resting comfortably and that his family continues to ask for prayers and support.
The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Thursday, July 11, 2013, is shown in Plano, Texas. Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis overnight as he recovered from brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital. Travis remained in critical condition after surgery Thursday morning to relieve pressure on his brain, publicist Kirt Webster said. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
The Grammy Award-winning singer has been surrounded by family and friends while in the hospital and received a visit Thursday from George Jones' widow, Nancy, who played music for her late husband's longtime friend.