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Kenny Rogers admitted to hospital, treated for dehydration

By The News · 03 of June 2019 10:38:23
AP Photo, Kenny Rogers, No available, FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2017 file photo, Kenny Rogers poses with his star on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. Rogers has been admitted to a Georgia hospital for dehydration, according to his official Twitter account. A statement posted Friday, May 31, 2019, said he would remain there for physical therapy to "get his strength back" before being discharged. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Entertainer Kenny Rogers has been admitted to a Georgia hospital for dehydration, according to his official Twitter account.

A statement posted Friday said he would remain there for physical therapy to “get his strength back” before being discharged. The statement said the 80-year-old singer and actor appreciated the well wishes from fans and wanted to assure everyone that “he plans on sticking around through the years to come.”

The husky-voiced balladeer retired from touring in 2017 after a 60-year career spanning jazz, folk, country and pop, with hits like “The Gambler,” ”Lucille” and “Lady.”