Kenny Rogers Releases Statement After Reports of Poor Health Kenny Rogers decided to clear up tabloid speculation that his death was imminent. His reps wrote a statement on behalf of the singer saying, “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.” Radar Online published a story saying Rogers was in such bad shape that he needed doctors around the clock. They also claimed Rogers had placed a farewell call to Dolly Parton. Are you careful about what gossip sites you believe?