Kenny Rogers has set the record straight on the "wild misinformation" that he is dying. In response to a report from Radar Online that said he was in decline, the 80-year-old music vet's representatives released a statement to correct the rumors.
"Due to recent wild misinformation and speculation from several media outlets, we are issuing the following statement on behalf of Kenny Rogers," his reps wrote. "Kenny was recently admitted to a local Georgia hospital and treated for dehydration. 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."
In Radar Online's report, which was simultaneously published on Friday, the gossip website reported that bladder cancer forced the singer to retire after his all-star performance in Nashville in October 2017 and that he is selling his assets ahead of his farewell. They went on to report that he phoned longtime friend and former collaborator, Dolly Parton, to inform her of the news. "There is a private doctor who visits him three times a week," an insider claimed. "One of the neighbors must’ve complained, because a police officer drove up and was in the process of writing a ticket when the doctor came out and apologized – he said he was Kenny’s private doctor and he was there for work."