The Grammy-winning hitmaker, 54, was admitted to the hospital Sunday, and underwent a procedure Wednesday to relieve pressure on his brain. He remains in critical condition at a Plano, Texas, hospital.
Travis, who helped reintroduce the honky tonk style of country music onto the charts in the 1980s, first fell ill about three weeks ago, his doctors said Wednesday, and his condition worsened after he contracted a viral upper respiratory infection. After being admitted Sunday, his health further deteriorated and he was transferred to a specialized heart unit in Plano, where he underwent surgery.
The singer has in recent years struggled with
But he's better known for a string of country hits that includes "Three Wooden Crosses," "Diggin' Up Bones" and "Deeper Than the Holler."