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Kenny Rogers Addresses Hospitalization, 'Wild Misinformation' About His Health

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Kenny Rogers is reassuring fans that he's alright after recent tabloid rumors that the legendary singer was deathly ill. Thankfully, Rogers was only admitted to a Georgia hospital for minor health issues and is recovering just fine.

Rogers and his representatives called the rumors "wild misinformation" and shed some light on the real story.

"Kenny was recently admitted to a local Georgia hospital and treated for dehydration," a representative explains. "Rogers will remain there to complete some physical therapy to get his strength back prior to discharge. He appreciates the concern and well wishes he has received from his fans and can assure everyone he plans on sticking around through the years to come."

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Rogers retired from touring last year after canceling the remainder of dates for his farewell tour due to a "series of health challenges." A 2017 Nashville concert dubbed Kenny Rogers: All In For the Gambler, featuring Chris Stapleton, Reba McEntire and more, celebrated Rogers' incredible career and legacy.

Rogers rose to fame with his act Kenny Rogers and the First Edition and hits "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" and "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In.)" In 1978, he released The Gambler, featuring the classic Grammy-winning title track and the crossover hit "She Believes in Me."

Rogers was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013.

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Kenny Rogers Addresses Hospitalization, 'Wild Misinformation' About His Health