Randy Travis' publicist Kurt Webster says the country music singer has suffered a stroke in a Texas hospital.

Webster said Wednesday night (July 10) that Travis had suffered the stroke while he was being treated for congestive heart failure because of a viral illness.

Webster said Travis was rushed into surgery Wednesday night to relieve pressure on his brain. He has been in critical condition.

Earlier Wednesday Travis' team of doctors said the singer was showing signs of improvement after being admitted to a Texas hospital with congestive heart failure and a presumed cardiomyopathy on Sunday (July 7).

The viral illness led to a weakened heart muscle that eventually worsened into heart failure.