Tammy Wynette still in critical condition

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NASHVILLE (Reuter) -The country singer Tammy Wynette was still in a critical condition last night with a massive intestinal infection caused by a blocked bile duct.

Wynette's publicist, Evelyn Shriver, said that doctors diagnosed the 51-year-old star's problem on Thursday. 'They can now drain it but she is still in intensive care,' Ms Shriver said. The blockage occurred when scar tissue from previous surgery became infected. She has suffered ill health for years.

Wynette, once married to the singer George Jones, is most famous for her recording of 'Stand By Your Man'.