Singer Randy Travis sedated, remains critical

July 13, 2013 • Entertainment

The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, [auth] Thursday, July 11, 2013, is shown in Plano, Texas. Country music stars and fans joined together to urge prayers for Randy Travis overnight as he recovered from brain surgery following a stroke at a Texas hospital. Travis remained in critical condition after surgery Thursday morning to relieve pressure on his brain, publicist Kirt Webster said. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hospital officials say country music star Randy Travis remains in critical condition and has been under heavy sedation since surgery following a stroke.

The 54-year-old singer has been hospitalized since Sunday after suffering congestive heart failure due to a viral illness.

Travis suffered the stroke Wednesday night at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano and doctors performed surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

A hospital statement says the “Three Wooden Crosses” singer is resting comfortably and that his family continues to ask for prayers and support.

The Grammy Award-winning singer has been surrounded by family and friends while in the hospital and received a visit Thursday from George Jones’ widow, Nancy, who played music for her late husband’s longtime friend.

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