Fifty-four-year-old country singing star Randy Travis was reported to be in critical condition in a Dallas area hospital this morning. His publicist, Kirt Webster, said he was hospitalized for viral cardiomyopathy–a heart condition caused by a virus.
The disease, which weakens and enlarges the heart muscle, can eventually lead to heart failure. There are medications as well as surgical treaments available.
Travis has been trying to straighten-out his life after a number of recent incidents involving alcohol.