KENNY ROGERS’ reps shut down some “wild misinformation” from the tabloids saying he’s near death.  It seems to have started after he checked into a hospital to be treated for dehydration.

He’s still there doing physical therapy so perhaps they thought it was serious.  Anyway, he’s fine and his people released a statement on Instagram:

“Kenny was recently admitted to a local Georgia hospital and treated for dehydration.  He 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.”

Kenny’s 80 years old and he did cancel dates on his farewell tour last year because of “health challenges” . . . but we have no reason to think this is anything serious.