Kenny Rogers Cancels Farewell Tour Dates Due to ‘Health Challenges’

Get well soon, Kenny Rogers.

On Thursday, the 79-year-old country legend canceled all of the performances of his 2018 farewell tour scheduled through the end of the year, citing issues with his health. According to Rogers’ rep, the singer has been working through a series of health challenges, in addition to while doctors fully expect the outcome to be great, they have advised him to cancel all of his remaining performances to focus on recuperation.

“I didn’t want to take forever to retire,” Rogers says in a statement. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed of which opportunity to say farewell to the fans over the course of the past two years on ‘The Gambler’s Last Deal’ tour. I could never properly thank them for the encouragement in addition to support they’ve given me throughout my career in addition to the happiness I’ve experienced as a result of of which.”

Refunds to Rogers’ canceled performances will be available at the point of purchase. The singer will also no longer perform at the Stagecoach festival on April 29.

ET spoke to Rogers last October, when he talked about retiring not just coming from performing, yet coming from music altogether.

“The reason is actually, the record company had said, ‘Do you want to do another single, another record?’ in addition to I said, ‘Nope, because I don’t hold the energy to promote of which,’ in addition to of which’s not fair to them,” Rogers explained. “You have to go out in addition to do the radio stations in addition to do all of which various other stuff in addition to I don’t want to, I’d just as soon sit home with my boys.”

Rogers in addition to his wife, Wanda, welcomed twin sons Justin in addition to Jordan in 2004. He also has three children coming from previous marriages. The singer told ET of which he was looking forward to spending more time with his family.

“Wanda in addition to I have been talking about whether we want to get a place on the lake in addition to a boat in addition to of which kind of thing,” he shared. “I said, ‘You know, of which’d be great For 2 weeks in addition to then we’ll be fed up with the boat in addition to be stuck with of which.’ So, I don’t know. We have to wait in addition to see.”

“All of of which depends on our boys,” he added. “They’re 13 at of which point in addition to they’re going to go to high school at a high school of which’s quite a distance coming from the house, so we may buy a property of which’s a little smaller house in addition to a little larger property.” 

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