Drs. William Gray and Michael Mack, both of whom have treated country star Randy Travis in recent days, announced today, July 10, via a video release that the singer's status has been upgraded from critical to stable condition.
As previously reported by Examiner.com, Travis was admitted to a Texas hospital Sunday, July 7, and a diagnosis of acquired viral cardiomyopathy, a disorder where a virus attacks the muscles of the heart, causing the heart to beat slower and, in some cases, stop, was rendered.
False reports that Travis had undergone heart surgery quickly clogged the gossip mill. However, in a story posted by this Country Music Examiner earlier today, the hit-maker's spokesman, Kirt Webster, confirmed that Travis did not undergo surgery.
"No surgery, I promise," Webster once more confirmed for Examiner.com today, July 10.
Meanwhile, the Texas-based physicians who have overseen Travis' care since being admitted to the hospital over the weekend publicly upgraded his condition and commented on the care he has received.
Gray, who serves as director of cardiovascular services at Baylor Medical Center at McKinney, Texas, said, "Mr. Randy Travis was admitted through an emergency department to Baylor Medical Center at McKinney on Sunday, July 7. He had been in previously excellent health until three weeks prior when he developed a viral upper respiratory illness.
Gray noted that Travis, 54, whose hospital locale was previously withheld, "was admitted at Baylor McKinney with a presumptive cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure," where he remained until he was stabilized, and then transferred to The Heart Hospital at Baylor Plano "for a higher level of specialized care."
At the Plano, Texas, hospital, Mack, who is director of cardiovascular disease at the Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, overtook the medical care of Travis.
"Since his transfer, his condition has stabilized and he has shown signs of improvement," Mack confirmed.
Country fans who would like to send cards and well wishes can be sent to by mailing them in care of Randy Travis, 266 Blanks Road, Tioga, Texas 76271.