Kenny Rogers has canceled the remainder of his 2018 Gambler’s Last Deal Tour due to a “a series of health challenges,” as instructed by his doctors. Rogers first called off an appearance at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina scheduled for May 26. No specific details have been shared about what kind of health ailments Rogers is facing, but doctors reportedly thought he would heal at a quicker rate if he wasn’t on the road. The legendary Rogers says in a statement, “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.” Rogers announced his retirement in 2017 with a star-studded farewell concert in Nashville that included appearances by Reba McEntire, Lionel Richie, Idina Menzel and many other stars. The evening wrapped with Rogers and Dolly Parton performing their iconic duet “Islands in the Stream” together for the last time.
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