It has been confirmed that country singer Randy Travis has suffered a stroke.

Travis is in hospital where is condition is being described as critical.

His spokesperson, Kirt Webster, told CNN "He is in [a] 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."

He went on to say that Travis’s stroke was "complication of his congestive heart failure".

The singer had surgery last night to relieve the pressure on his brain.