Singer Randy Travis Sedated, Remains Critical

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
Randy Travis has been hospitalized since Sunday after suffering congestive heart failure due to a viral illness. He suffered the stroke Wednesday night.

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. (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 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.

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