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Kenny Rogers Cancels The Gambler's Last Deal Tour Citing Health Challenges
GRAMMY-winning country music legend Kenny Rogers he has been advised by doctors to cancel all performances through the end of the year. Rogers is reportedly facing "a series of heath challenges" that will keep the singer from carrying out the dates on his The Gambler's Last Deal tour.
A release delivered to venues regarding the cancellations notes that doctors expect a positive outcome, though they recommend Rogers cancel all tour dates to focus on recuperation.
Rogers, 79, was honored in Nashville, Tenn., last October at a special tribute concert, "All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration," featuring performances by an all-star lineup of artists including GRAMMY winners Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Lionel Richie and Rogers' famous duet partner, Dolly Parton.
— Kenny Rogers (@_KennyRogers) April 5, 2018
When the tribute concert was announced last summer, Rogers told Rolling Stone, "This is all I've done for 60 years, but my mobility has gotten kind of strange, and I don't like to go on stage and have to apologize. It's one of those things – you make decisions based on what life gives you. I've had a great life, I can't complain, but it's time for me to hang it up, I think."
Refunds are being offered for the canceled dates as fans and members of the music community everywhere wish Rogers a full recovery.