According to country music legend Kenny Rogers’ official Twitter account, a tweet on May 31, 2019, said the 80-year-old was admitted to a hospital in Georgia suffering from dehydration.
The tweet said Rogers would remain in the hospital to regain his strength before he would return home. The tweet also said he thanked everybody for their thoughts and prayers and planned on being here for a very long time.
Rogers team said that the statement was made because of Radar Online writing stories which were wrong and have been picked up by several other outlets.
Radar Online wrote that Rogers was near death and a family source had told the publication Rogers was assigned a private doctor 24/7 as his health declined.
Rogers has not been seen in public since mid-2018. In 2017 the singer was diagnosed with cancer. He also has had Hepatitis C for 25 years, which caused disease to his liver and back pain.
Rogers retired from performing on stage was a tribute show on October 25, 2017, at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Before the show, the singer said “This will be the final time on stage forever. Please come by and see it.”
The “All In For The Gambler: Kenny Roger’s Farewell Concert Celebration” featured Rogers, Dolly Parton, The Oak Ridge Bous, Little Big Town, The Judds, Billy Currington, Lionel Richie, Kris Kristofferson, Alison Krauss, Chris Stapleton, Idina Menzel, The Flaming Lips, Ellie King, Jamey Johnson, and others.
Written by Barbara Sobel
Los Angeles Times: Kenny Rogers is hospitalized but ‘plans on sticking around’ for a while
Radar Online: Worse Than Anyone Knows! Kenny Rogers Needs 24/7 Private Doctors Amid Declining Health
Billboard: Kenny Rogers Undergoing Treatment for Dehydration
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