Publicists for the 'Islands in the Stream' hitmaker states that the country legend will complete some physical therapy prior to discharge, and assures that he 'plans on sticking around.'

AceShowbiz - Country music legend Kenny Rogers has been hospitalised in Georgia for dehydration.

Representatives for the 80-year-old singer issued a statement on Friday, May 31, to address rumours about Rogers' health, which suggested he was not in a good place.

However, the "Islands in the Stream" hitmaker's publicists have dismissed the "recent wild misinformation and speculation" and have insisted the musician is simply seeking a little medical attention for a minor issue.

"Kenny was recently admitted to a local Georgia hospital and treated for dehydration," they explain. "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."

The news emerges just over a year after Rogers was forced to pull the remaining dates of his farewell trek last spring (18) as he battled "a series of health challenges".

At the time, his spokesperson claimed Rogers' prognosis for the mystery ailments was "great", but was advised by doctors to bring forward his concert retirement and "focus on recuperation".

He had initially announced plans to hang up the microphone in 2015, and in October, 2017, he was honoured by his peers, friends, and a host of young stars at the "All in for the Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration" tribute in Nashville, Tennessee, where performers included Lionel Richie and Dolly Parton.

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