NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Country music legend Kenny Rogers announced that the curtain is coming down early on his farewell tour, as he prepares to “work through a series of health challenges.”
“Kenny Rogers has been working through a series of health challenges. His doctors fully 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,” the cancellation notice released via social media said.
The 79-year-old performer had eight shows remaining on his Gambler’s Last Deal Farwell Tour, concluding with a performance at the Livewire Festival in Blackpool, UK on August 25th.
Affected shows include Roger’s appearance at the Stagecoach Festival in Indio, California on April 29th and his Beacon Theatre show in New York on June 2nd.
Rogers, who is known for his hits such as “The Gambler” and “Islands in the Stream” announced his plans to retire in 2015 after one final farewell tour. Rogers has spent more than five decades on the road, but in recent years, has given hints that he was suffering health issues.
Last summer, in an interview with Rolling Stone, Rogers noted that his mobility had become limited, and added that he didn’t like having to apologize to his fans when it impacted a show.