Kenny Rogers Releases Statement After “Wild Misinformation” Regarding His Poor Health

Kenny Rogers Releases Statement After “Wild Misinformation” Regarding His Poor Health

Following tabloid reports that he was deathly ill, Kenny Rogers, 80, released a statement via his official Instagram account on May 31 to update his fans: “Due to recent wild misinformation and speculation from several media outlets, we are issuing the following statement on behalf of Kenny Rogers: Kenny was recently admitted to a local Georgia hospital and treated for dehydration. He will remain there to complete some physical therapy to get his strength back prior to discharge. He appreciates the concern and well wishes he has received from his fans and can assure everyone he plans on sticking around through the years to come.”

Over the course of his career, Kenny has earned 16 platinum albums and one diamond album for sales of more that 10 million units. Kenny has recorded 24 No. 1 hits, 11 No. 1 albums, 25 Top 10 country albums and has won three Grammys, eight ACMs and six CMAs. Kenny was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013 and received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 CMA Awards.

Kenny concluded his farewell tour in 2018 after enduring “a series of health challenges.”

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