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Randy Travis had heart surgery Monday, according to his sister-in-law. Teresa Traywick, the wife of Randy’s brother Ricky Traywick, tells People magazine, “We have been told he has had surgery. Our prayers are going out to him because my husband just had a heart attack last year, so it is in their family.”

She adds, “Their mother passed away at an early age with her heart, so it is like these boys are following right in their footsteps.”

Randy Travis is listed in critical condition in a Texas hospital, suffering from viral cardiomyopathy, a weakening of the heart muscles. He is 54 years old.

The singer has been getting a lot of get-well wishes on Twitter. Keith Urban writes, “Sending healing strength and love to you this morning @randytravis.”

Lance Armstrong adds, “Thoughts go out to @randytravis. Heal up soon my man! One of country music’s greatest voices ever.”

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