Randy Travis Hospitalized And In Critical Condition

Legendary 80s Country Star Randy Travis has been hospitalized and is listed in Critical condition, Roughstock has learned. Read on to learn what ailment has landed the singer of hits like "Diggin' Up Bones" and "Deeper Than The Holler" in the Texas Hospital.

Originally Posted: 2013-07-08 16:07:00 (Udpated With New Info).

Legendary 80s and 90s Country star Randy Travis has been hospitalized, Roughstock has learned. Below is the entire statement from his publicist:

Country singer Randy Travis has been admitted to a Texas hospital and is listed in critical condition.  The Grammy winner is suffering from complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy.  Travis was admitted into the medical facility yesterday.  

Randy Travis is best known for "Three Wooden Crosses," "Forever and Ever, Amen," "Diggin' Up Bones," and "Deeper Than the Holler” and has had a rough past couple of years since his public divorce from his longtime wife/manager. He's been in the news with public intoxication and DUI arrests.

CNN spoke with a doctor familiar with the condition afflicting Mr. Travis and had this to say:

"Viral cardiomyopathy can be caused by 30-plus different viruses, but it's almost impossible to pinpoint which virus it is," said Dr. Ramin Oskoui, a cardiologist and internal medicine specialist in Washington. "Hospitals use viral cardiomyopathy as a 'catch all' diagnosis."

Roughstock wishes to exend our thoughts and prayers to Randy and his family as sets about recovering from this latest hospitalization. 


We'll keep you updated with more news on this story as it develops.

If you're like us and wanted to know what the  "cardiomyopathy" generally is, here's the definition from Web MD:

Cardiomyopathy, or heart muscle disease, is a type of progressive heart disease in which the heart is abnormally enlarged, thickened, and/or stiffened. As a result, the heart's ability to pump blood is weakened, often causing heart failure and the backup of blood into the lungs or rest of the body.