Kenny Rogers suffers 'health challenges' and cancels his tour

Rodolfo Vieira
Apr 05, 2018
09:00 A.M.
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As people grow older, their bodies start to get frailer. They no longer have the same energy, which means that their health suffers in the process.


Kenny Rogers, the legendary country music artist, realized that a long time ago, but he is now feeling the effects of his advanced age. His 2018 tour, The Gambler's Last Deal, had to be canceled due to health issues.

Although his doctors claimed that he would recuperate and be just fine, they still recommended him not to step on stage to make sure that his recovery wouldn't be compromised, as reported by Rolling Stone.

The 79-year-old was set to perform in front of his fans on May 26, at Harrah's resort in Cherokee, North Carolina, and in Wilkes Barre, in Pennsylvania, at the Kirby Center on May 31.


Both venues confirmed that the shows had been canceled and that a refund process would be initiated. The tour was named after Rogers' most famous hit, The Gambler.

According to the source, in October 2017, The 79-year-old was honored by some of his peers at the All in for the Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration.

The event took place at the Bridgestone Arena, in Nashville, Tennessee, and featured Dolly Parton, Little Big Town, Lionel Richie and Chris Stapleton, who performed several of Rogers' most popular songs.


As reported by Rolling Stone, although Rogers appreciates the fact that people come to him thanking him for his positive influence and offering to do anything for him, he still feels slightly out of place.

Even after being in the music business for over 60 years, he stayed humble and confessed that it is both 'fun and scary.' to have people come to him and praise his contribution to the music industry.

Rogers also addressed that fact that, now that he is getting older, he no longer possesses the same mobility that he used. In his eyes, he did his part and believes that it is time for him to walk out through the front door.