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Randy Travis remains critical, under heavy sedation

Country singer Randy Travis remains under heavy sedation but is resting comfortably, his publicist said Friday.

Travis is still listed in critical condition following surgery Wednesday to relieve pressure on his brain, said the publicist, Kirt Webster. The 54-year-old Grammy award winning singer had a stroke while being treated for heart failure caused by a viral infection.

The "Three Wooden Crosses" singer. was admitted to Baylor Medical Center McKinney near his home in Tioga, about 60 miles north of Dallas, through the emergency room Sunday. He was transferred to The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano after having a pump installed via catheter.

Travis' illness comes as he's been trying to put his life back together following a series of embarrassing public incidents involving alcohol. 

Travis pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in January following an arrest last year and received two years of probation and a $2,000 fine. He was required to spend at least 30 days at an alcohol treatment facility and complete 100 hours of community service.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

 

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