Kenny Rogers memoir won't discuss plastic surgery regrets
Kenny Rogers said that his new memoir, "Luck or Something Like It," doesn't discuss his plastic surgery regrets, per his publisher's request.
The 74-year-old country singer told Fox News that there was originally a chapter in the book about his cosmetic surgery, but it was removed.
"I regret the results of the eye job but quite honestly I don't know what I'd look like if I hadn't done it and it may have been way worse. I actually had written a whole segment on it but the publishers said, 'Let's not do that, that's all people will talk about,'" Rogers told Fox News. "This book is about my journey and my musical connections. It was a phase I went through. I improved myself. I didn't like the way he did my eyes but I see all these other guys who have had it done and theirs are worse than mine. I'm not going to complain anymore."
The memoir does talk about Rogers' childhood, five marriages, sex scandal and friendships with fellow musicians Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Dottie West and Ray Charles.
Rogers grew up in the projects in Houston and the first time he had sex at age 19, his girlfriend Janice Gordon got pregnant, so the pair wed, but divorced two years later.
He married his current wife, Wanda Miller, in 1997. Rogers said that the 28-year age gap worried Wanda's parents, but he is now best friends with the couple, who are two yours younger than him.
"She is truly my soul mate. She knows me better than anyone has ever known me before," Rogers told Fox of Miller. "We've been together for 20 years. We have identical twin boys who are eight years old. I have such great respect for her as a mother. She is the most phenomenal mother I have ever seen. The boys are so lucky to have her and so am I."
Rogers said that he became a musician because his mother once told him, "If you love what you do, then you'll never work a day in your life."
Rogers has sold more than 120 million records worldwide and won Grammys for performances of his songs "The Gambler," "Lucille" and "Make No Mistake, She's Mine." "Luck or Something Like It" was released on October 2.