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Randy Travis Remains in Critical Condition After Emergency Surgery USA Today

Country singer Randy Travis remained in critical condition in a Texas hospital following emergency surgery prompted by a stroke, USA Today reports.

Travis, 54, was in the hospital being treated for heart problems when he suffered the stroke. As previously reported, he was hospitalized Sunday after acquiring viral cardiomyopathy, a disease that weakens and enlarges the heart.

The singer's publicist, Kirt Webster, said Travis underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

In a statement released Wednesday, Webster said: "His family and friends here with him at the hospital request your prayers and support."

The report adds: "Doctors said earlier Wednesday that Travis was in good health until three weeks before he was hospitalized, when he contracted a viral upper respiratory infection.

"That information was released via video by physicians William Gray and Michael Mack of the Baylor Health Care System. Before Travis suffered the stroke, Mack said the singer's condition had stabilized 'and he has shown signs of improvement.'"