NASHVILLE, TN -
Country music star Randy Travis was in critical condition Monday in a Texas hospital, a day after he was hospitalized viral cardiomyopathy.
A news release from the singer's publicist says Travis was admitted to the hospital Sunday in Dallas and is in critical condition. Kirt Webster, Travis' publicist, sa
Viral cardiomyopathy is a heart condition caused by a virus.
The illness is a continuation of a tough run for the 54-year-old "Three Wooden Crosses" singer after a handful of recent high-profile appearances, including a performance during the Country Music Association Festival's nightly concert series.
Travis pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in January following his arrest last year when he was found naked after crashing his Pontiac Trans Am.
Travis was sentenced to two years of probation, fined $2000 and given a 180-day suspended jail sentence. He was required to spend at least 30 days at an alcohol treatment facility and complete 100 hours of community service.
I hope so. To be honest I'd masturbate in celebration if he died. There's no excuse for DUI
I had no idea who "Randy Travis" was. I thought I did--I figured he was the one black judge on American Idol--but it seems I was wrong because black people aren't allowed to play country music. I believe they use those "invisible fence" collars somehow.
Randy Travis was a huge country music star in the mid-80s and early 90s, part of the vanguard of the traditional "real country" movement.
He has had some personal issues, both before and after his stardom. Example: He had an affair with his married legal guardian, Lib Hatcher, while on probation. She divorced, moved to Nashville and became his wife and manager.
When his career began flagging in the 90s, he switched to gospel music.
His career has remained pretty much in the toilet.
His forehead is really big.
Apolyton's Grim Reaper 2008, 2010 & 2011
RIP lest we forget... SG (2) and LaFayette -- Civ2 Succession Games Brothers-in-Arms
He should be okay until at least 2014.
ColdWizard didn't pick him.
"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." - Clarence Darrow
"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it." - Mark Twain
THAT is why I did not get them.
Heard that they leaked.
Jon Miller: MikeH speaks the truth
Jon Miller: MikeH is a shockingly revolting dolt and a masturbatory urine-reeking sideshow freak whose word is as valuable as an aging cow paddy.
We've got both kinds
That dude who did the songs for Toy Story. It seems he turned to country music and developed a huge forehead.
I thought Randy Newman did the songs for Toy Story...?
"South Africa is a shithole. It used to be a decent place." -Ben Kenobi, sharing his wisdom on world history
Look, it might have been a dumb joke, but that didn't give you the right to kill it.
Okay, a really dumb joke. Still...ouch, dude.
lol eloK is a nerd.