DPAO Awaits Word On Randy Travis Performance

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It's still a waiting game when it comes to whether country music star Randy Travis will be able to perform in Watertown next month.

Travis is being treated for a viral infection of the heart and has canceled all performances this week.

What's uncertain at this point is whether he'll be well enough for his August 3 performance at the Watertown Fairgrounds. 

The Disabled Persons Action Organization, which scheduled Travis as part of its summer concert series, is waiting for official word and promising to get the word out to ticketholders.

"If for some reason Randy is rescheduled or cancels, we will look for a fourth show. What does the public want to see? We'll do our best to bring that in for them," said Tim Dermady of the DPAO.

Call the DPAO at 782-0044 with concert suggestions or if you have any questions about the Randy Travis concert.

Travis remained in critical condition Tuesday in a Texas hospital after doctors used a pump to stabilize his heart.
   
A news release from Travis' publicist says he underwent the procedure after checking into the hospital Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy, a heart condition caused by a virus.
   
The publicist, Kirt Webster, says the peripheral left ventricular assist device was used to stabilize Travis's heart prior to a hospital transfer to Dallas.
   
Travis thanked fans in the news release "for their love and support during this time."
   
No other details about the 54 year old Grammy winner's condition were available.
   
The Mayo Clinic website says the disease weakens and enlarges the heart muscle, making it harder for the heart to pump blood and carry it to the rest of the body.

It can lead to heart failure.

Friday, August 1, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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