connectVideoKenny Rogers cancels farewell tour due to health concerns
Iconic country singer Kenny Rogers, 79, cancelled the remaining stops on his farewell tour due to “health concerns.” Rogers thanks his fans in a statement.
Country music star Kenny Rogers has been admitted to a Georgia hospital for dehydration, according to his official Twitter account.
A statement posted on Friday, his team said he would remain there for physical therapy to get his strength back” before being discharged.
The statement said the 80-year-old singer and actor appreciation for the good wishes of the fans and wanted to assure everyone that “he is planning to continue through the years to come.”
“Kenny was recently admitted to a local Georgia hospital and treated for dehydration,” read the statement on the social media.
“Rogers continues to physical therapy to get his strength back, and prior to discharge. He appreciates the care and good wishes that he has received from his fans and can assure everyone that he intends to continue throughout the years to come.”
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The husky voice balladeer retired from the tour in 2017, after a 60-year career of jazz, folk, country and pop, with hits like “The Gambler,” “Lucille” and “the Lady.”
There is much speculation that the music legend is seriously ill. In 2018, he went down with a serious health problem that forced the Country Music Hall of Famer to retire from his long-awaited farewell tour.
(2015 Daniel Knighton)
“Kenny Rogers is working through a series of problems with his health and has been advised to cancel all performances until the end of the year to focus on recovery,” Rogers said in a statement at the time.
“I didn’t want to take forever to get to retire,” he added, “I’ve enjoyed this opportunity to say goodbye to the fans in the course of the last two years on ‘The Gambler’s Last Deal’ – tour.”
The Associated Press contributed to this story.