Kenny Rogers has been ordered by his medical team to cancel the remainder of his farewell tour due to "a series of health challenges." According to USA Today, the announcement was made by the venues of the country music legend's tour.
The 79-year-old country star has previously announced his retirement back in 2015. The series of concerts, entitled "The Gambler's Last Deal" after his 1979 hit album "The Gambler," marks Kenny Roger's final bow on the concert stage. Unfortunately, he will not be able to perform for the rest of the year.
According to the official statement, Kenny Rogers has been suffering from unnamed medical concerns. While his doctors are optimistic about the singer's condition, they have advised him not to push through with live performances.
"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."
"I've thoroughly enjoyed this 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," the hitmaker stated.
"I didn't want to take forever to retire."