More than six decades after his career began, it’s still hard to name a bigger star in the world of country music than Kenny Rogers.
With more than 120 hit singles, Rogers is one of the best-selling musicians of all time.
He has never stopped releasing new music, but his fans are still listening to his classics like “Lady” and “The Gambler” to this day.
But if you were hoping to catch one last performance by the musical icon, you’re out of luck.
Rogers announced he would be retiring in 2015, during an appearance on the Today show.
But he scheduled one last world tour, “The Gambler’s Last Deal,” with a number of dates across the United States.
This week, the 79-year-old musician announced he was scrapping the tour on his doctor’s orders, after facing “a series of health challenges.”
“His doctors fully expect the outcome to be great,” a rep for Rogers told ABC.
“But they have advised him to cancel all performances through the end of the year to focus on recuperation.”
The statement didn’t give any more information about what kind of medical issues Rogers is facing, but the country legend has shared a few revealing details with fans in interviews.