Any fans hoping to see Kenny Rogers one last time before he retired are going to be very disappointed.
Due to some major health concerns, Kenny Rogers has cancelled the remainder of his farewell tour to concentrate on his health, per his doctor’s recommendation.
Roger’s overall health status remains uncertain, but his doctors are hopeful with rest, he can fully recover.
Kenny has been touring for about two years now, giving fans a final dose of “The Gambler” during his “The Gamblers Last Deal” tour.
It would appear, though, that he pushed it just a bit too hard on this final run and his body has finally given out.
Not Just a Fan Favorite
While Kenny Rogers has millions of “regular” fans, he is also a favorite among his counterparts in the music industry.
Since the announcement of this tour, people like Dolly Parton and bands like Little Big Town gave Kenny a shout to see if they could perform some of his songs with him on this tour.
That alone should tell you how much he means to the music industry, something that was not lost on Rogers.
The music legend stated previously, “All these people wanted to come to songs of mine and say thank you because, I had kind of – I hate this, this is awkward for me – I had inspired them to some extent and they wanted to pay me back and I thought it was very nice, so I’m glad we’re going to get a chance to do it.”
Not a Stunt
Rogers was adamant that he will not keep running “farewell” tours, because he thinks it is unfair to the fans to mislead them.
Even though this tour was cut short (refunds are being issued to fans who had purchased tickets at venues where his shows were cancelled), it is hard to be upset with a legend that is as humble as Rogers.
On his retirement, Rodgers stated, “I’m going out because I need to go out and I’m going to enjoy my time at home with my wife and kids, I’m going to enjoy every moment of it.”
While we are sad to see him go, we wish Kenny well and hope he fully recovers. Enjoy your retirement Mr. Rogers… you earned it.