Ray Rahman
July 08, 2013 AT 09:31 PM EDT

Country-music veteran Randy Travis was hospitalized yesterday for complications stemming from viral cardiomyopathy and is in critical condition, the singer’s rep said in a statement.

The Grammy-winning 54-year-old singer was recently diagnosed with the ailment, which the National Institutes of Health defines as a condition in which “the heart muscle becomes enlarged, thick, or rigid. In rare cases, the muscle tissue in the heart is replaced with scar tissue.”

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