Country singing legend Kenny Rogers is retiring at age 78 after being diagnosed with cancer, US magazine Globe reports.
Kenny wants to spend more time with his wife Wanda, 50, and their 12-year-old twin boys Justin and Jordan.
“A secret frightening medical diagnosis of skin cancer” is pushing Kenny to quit his nearly 60-year career once his The Gambler’s Last Deal world tour ends in April, according to Globe.
“He tried to put on a brave face about his skin cancer nightmare and even made public service announcements about National Skin Cancer Awareness Month,” Globe’s source says.
“But he was secretly shaken to the core. The cancer diagnosis has him worried sick. He lives in terror of getting melanoma, a much more aggressive form.”
The singer has also missed performances on tour because of health problems, reportedly including hepatitis C, with the source adding, “He’s also had knee, shoulder and throat surgeries, and suffers excruciating back pain. Sometimes it’s hard for Kenny to even get up on stage. Now he’s done.”