Country music artist Randy Travis has suffered a stroke as a complication of his congestive heart failure, according to ABC News. WFAA also reported the news of the stroke just before 8:15p, Wednesday night.

A representative for the 54-year-old Travis issued a statement:  “As a complication of his congestive heart failure, Mr. Randy Travis has suffered a stroke and is currently undergoing surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.  He is in critical condition.  We will have updates as they become available.  His family and friends here with him at the hospital request your prayers and support.”

Travis was admitted to Baylor Medical Center in McKinney last Sunday after suffering from a viral upper respiratory illness for about three weeks.  Doctors subsequently diagnosed him with presumptive viral cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure. Cardiomyopathy is a weakening of the heart muscle.