Contact Us

Randy Travis Issues a Statement, Details of Medical Procedure Revealed

Randy Travis
Frederick M. Brown, Getty Images

Randy Travis is thanking fans for their love and support while offering a few more details of the medical procedure he underwent to stabilize his heart. The singer is being treated for viral cardiomyopathy and has since transferred hospitals after being admitted on Sunday (July 7).

A statement from Travis’ publicist says he underwent the placement of an Impella peripheral left ventricular assist device before transferring.  According to the University of California San Diego heart center website, an Impella device is a mechanical pump that is implanted in the left ventricle of the heart. It’s inserted with a catheter through the groin instead of being surgically implanted, and it relieves the heart’s pumping function.

This most recent statement clarifies earlier reports that Travis underwent heart surgery. However, he remains in critical condition.

“We are very thankful to the fans for their love and support during this time,” Travis says, according to the press release.

Fans can sent cards and well wishes to the ‘Three Wooden Crosses’ singer at the address below. An appearance scheduled for this week in Deadwood, S.D. has been canceled, as has a show in Swift Current, Canada for July 12.

Mail Cards and Letters to:

Randy Travis
266 Blanks Road
Tioga, Texas 76271

Next: See the Top 10 Randy Travis Songs

Best of KIX FM 108

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KIXS VIP Rewards quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KIXS VIP Rewards contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.