Kenneth Ray Rogers was an American singer, composer, and actor who was born on August 21, 1938, and died on March 20, 2020. The Country Music Hall of Fame recognized his contributions to the genre by inducting him that same year (2013). Although he was most well-known for his success with country fans, Rogers amassed over 120 top 40 songs in a variety of musical styles and topped the country and pop album charts for over 200 separate weeks in the United States.
One of the best-selling musicians of all time, he sold over 100 million records globally throughout his lifetime. His recognition and success came from his work in many different musical styles, including jazz, folk, pop, rock, and country. He reinvented himself to become a legendary cross-genre artist.
The Plastic Surgery of Kenny Rogers
With hits like “The Gambler” and “Elvira,” Kenny Rogers became a household figure in country music. He had a recognizable voice and face, making him a local celebrity in Nashville. That is until he showed everyone the evidence of his failed plastic surgery and looked as surprised as they did.
Kenny says he had a famous, in-demand plastic surgeon complete his transformation. When it happened, how did he become into this? It seems the surgeon made some questionable decisions and had some tasteless preferences that, when combined, made Kenny look like an extraterrestrial.
One telltale sign is that Kenny’s eyebrows are set at an unnaturally high angle. “A brow lift rarely has to be more than minimal and almost often at a lateral angle,” says Dr. Andrew Miller, an expert in facelifts in Staten Island. In this way, your brows will be in their most attractive posture, and you won’t end up looking as astonished as Mr. Rogers does.
The surgeon’s decision to change the patient’s eye’s ocular rotation angle was the second contributing factor. It was important to him that the outer corner of your eye be higher than a specific point, as Kenny explains. Sad to say, “I do apologize for it.”
Blepharoplasty Appears to Have Been Another Procedure Performed on Kenny
Whether on the upper or lower lid, blepharoplasty is a procedure used to get rid of extra skin. The results of one eye surgery can influence those of another, which is the main concern with combining several surgeries on the eye.
“If the patient appears to have excess skin around the eyes, you have to be very careful to discover exactly what is producing the excess in the first place,” says Dr. Miller, who also does Botox and nose job operations.
If the patient’s brow would look better if it were higher, then simply elevating it to its normal position might be enough to solve the excess skin issue. The patient would be left with skin so tight around the eyes that they would be unable to close them if the surgeon “predicted” that the brow lift wouldn’t be adequate to decrease the excess skin and also performed blepharoplasty.
Dr. Miller stresses the need of having the “intuition to forecast the results of an operation and make judgments accordingly” in the surgical field. A good physician, like the protagonist in Kenny’s classic song “The Gambler,” must “know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, and know when to run.”
It is unclear whether the mistake made by Kenny’s surgeon was in the severity or combination of the treatments. Nonetheless, the outcomes improve with the surgeon’s level of experience. This is why we always recommend visiting a dermatologist or aesthetician for help. The effects of surgery, both positive and harmful, are permanent and must be taken very seriously.
Rogers, then 61 years old, returned to the top of the charts in the 21st century with the single “Buy Me a Rose.” He so bested Hank Snow’s previous record, which had stood for 26 years (who, in April 1974, was aged 59 when he scored with “Hello Love”). Until 2003, when Willie Nelson, then 70 years old, had a No. 1 on the country charts with his duet with Toby Keith titled “Beer for My Horses,” Rogers held the record.
For a while, Rogers didn’t release any new albums, but his greatest hits collections remained a huge popularity around the world. His first greatest hits album, 42 Ultimate Hits, which included songs from his time in the First Edition until the present, debuted at number six on the U.S. country charts and went gold in 2004.
Both “My World Is Over” (with Whitney Duncan) and “We Are the Same” were new additions. It had a modest success when “My World Is Over” was issued as a single. In 2005, Kenny Rogers had success in Europe with his double album, The Very Best of Kenny Rogers. Although many compilations in the UK have not been true hits packages, this was the first new solo Rogers album to reach the country in over a decade.