Country star Randy Travis suffers stroke, again critical

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Country singer Randy Travis has suffered a stroke and is in critical condition, his publicist says.

Travis, 54, was admitted to a Texas hospital Sunday in critical condition, suffering from viral cardiomyopathy. He suffered the stroke Wednesday as a complication of his congestive heart failure.

The publicist says Travis is currently undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain and is again in critical condition. 

Doctors said earlier Wednesday that Travis was in good health until three weeks before he was hospitalized, when he contracted a viral upper respiratory infection.

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

His family and friends are reportedly at the hospital.

Travis has been trying to put his life back together after getting arrested last year for assault and public intoxication.

Randy Travis is best known for "Three Wooden Crosses," "Forever and Ever, Amen," "Diggin' Up Bones," and "Deeper Than the Holler."

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)