Randy Travis

Randy Travis’ Condition “Has Stabilized,” Says Doctor

Randy Travis is still in critical condition with heart problems, but he is on the mend. Dr. Michael Mack, one of the physicians treating Travis at Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in Texas, says the country singer is doing better.

“His condition has stabilized and he has shown signs of improvement,” Mack said Wednesday. “On behalf of his Mr. Travis’s family, friends and associates, we would like to express our extreme gratitude for the overwhelming affection and support that Mr. Travis has received.”

Another physician, Dr. William Gray, says the 54-year-old is receiving treatment for “presumptive cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure” brought on by a viral infection. Viral cardiomyopathy is a condition in which a virus infects the heart, causing the heart muscle to weaken and enlarge. Part of Travis’ treatment included the implantation of a device that helps pump blood through the heart.

No other details on Travis’ condition were released.


Randy Travis Apologizes For Arrest

Randy Travis has apologized for his early morning arrest in Texas yesterday. The country music star says his drunken state was the result of Super Bowl-related partying.
“I apologize for what resulted following an evening of celebrating the Super Bowl,” Travis told The Wrap. “I’m committed to being responsible and accountable, and apologize for my actions.”
The 52-year-old was taken into custody outside the First Baptist Church in Stanger after a police officer found him inside a parked car with an open bottle of wine. Travis slurred his words as he talked to the officer. The policeman said Travis “was unaware of his location and kept asking me to take him home.”
Travis was booked for public intoxication at Denton Country jail at 1:30 a.m. A sheriff’s spokesman said someone detained for public intoxication is typically held for “at least four hours, time to sober up.” It is unclear when Travis was released.