Randy Travis remains in critical condition, his publicist said Tuesday afternoon.
However, the Grammy-winning singer did not undergo heart surgery, contrary to earlier reports. More accurately, he "underwent placement of an IMPELLA peripheral left ventricular assist device for stabilization prior to transferring hospitals."
A statement from Travis says, "We thank fans for their love and support during this time."
The disease is not necessarily a death sentence, with survival dependent on the level of damage to the heart muscle.
His friends and family are reportedly "frantic," however. "We have been told he has had surgery," Teresa Traywick, the wife of Randy's brother Ricky Traywick, told People. "Our prayers are going out to him because my husband just had a heart attack last year, so it is in their family."
After news broke that Randy Travis was hospitalized in critical condition with a heart infection, the superstar's fellow country artists expressed their well wishes on Twitter.
Billy Ray Cyrus and Brad Paisley both sent their thoughts and prayers, while Rodney Adkins asked his followers to pray for the country superstar.
Travis had a tough year in 2012 with arrests for assault and public intoxication, which earned him probation. He only recently cleaned up, dealt with his legal troubles and recorded a well-received tribute to George Jones called, "Tonight I'm Playin' Possum."