“We have been told he has had surgery,” Teresa Traywick, the wife of Randy’s brother Ricky Traywick, said. “Our prayers are going out to him because my husband just had a heart attack last year, so it is in their family.”
The 54 year old Travis had been diagnosed with, and “suffering from complications of recently acquired viral cardiomyopathy,” The disease causes a deterioration of the heart.
“Their mother passed away at an early age with her heart, so it is like these boys are following right in their footsteps,” Teresa Traywick said. “My prayers are with them. That’s all I can say right now.”
Travis was scheduled to perform in Deadwood, South Dakota, on Wednesday, and that event has been cancelled.
Tweets containing wishes for a speedy recovery are pouring in for the Grammy, AMC, and AMA award winning singer.
Alfred James reporting