Singer Kenny Rogers has been admitted to a Georgia hospital for dehydration, reported USA TODAY. His official Twitter account shared the news on Friday.
The statement said he would remain there for physical therapy to "get his strength back" before being discharged. They did not reveal the cause of the dehydration.
The statement said the 80-year-old singer and actor appreciated the well-wishes from fans. He wanted to assure everyone that "he plans on sticking around through the years to come."
The singer is best known for his ballads like "The Gambler," "Lucille," and "Lady." He retired from touring in 2017 after a 60-year career.
Last year, Rogers canceled the remaining concerts on his farewell tour. The decision to do so came after advice from his doctors.
In a statement posted via Twitter, his staff explained the reason behind his sudden decision:
“Kenny Rogers has been working through a series of health challenges. His doctors expect the outcome to be great, but they have advised him to cancel all performances through the end of the year to focus on recuperation. Consequently, the Kenny Rogers show on April 28 at Silver Legacy Resort Casino is being cancelled.”
Rogers added to the statement by saying, “I didn’t want to take forever to retire. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the 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 and support they’ve given me throughout my career and the happiness I’ve experienced as a result of that.”
Please pray for Kenny and his family during this difficult time. May he have a full healing.