Kenny Rogers’ facelift and plastic surgery woes are nothing new for those who pay close attention to the doings and dealings of big names in music.
Born on August 21st, 1938, Kenny Rogers, one of the biggest as well as one of the oldest living names in country music, has been a singer, a song writer and more for decades now.
He’s famous for hits such as The Gambler and for some of the duets with other country stars such as Islands In The Stream with Dolly Parton.
And despite the rugged, manly image that those who sing country music tend to portray, Kenny Rogers has undergone plastic surgery in the past. And as the singer has admitted himself, it did not go as well as he had hoped it would at the time.
What Surgery Procedures Has Kenny Had?
A complete list of Rogers’ plastic surgeries would be quite a long one, but he’s had surgery on his face, mostly around the eyes and the forehead to try and eliminate wrinkles and to achieve a more youthful look.
As far as celebrities getting cosmetic procedures done, Rogers was nowhere near unique in his desires to alter his looks. But his procedures were first done in the 1990s, and unfortunately it was also celebrity plastic surgery gone wrong.
Kenny Rogers Facelift Before and After Photos
Kenny Rogers married a woman that was more than 20 years his junior in 1997, and that lead to a lot of the pressure for him to maintain a more youthful appearance.
Not unusual given that he was in his 50s at the time, and he must have wanted to look like he belonged with his wife. While perhaps not the best reason for going under the knife, it was Kenny’s reason.
Unfortunately the result was that his eyes looked too tight, creating a pop-eyed look that was quite a tell tale sign that his new, smoother skin was not a gift from the fountain of youth. His face also looked tighter and more stretched, which gave him that unique, plastic appearance that only celebrity plastic surgery gone wrong (see also Mickey Rourke) can really manage.
Oddly enough, Rogers has become more pleased with the results of his bad plastic surgery mishaps over time. According to Rogers, and it’s backed up by various photographs of the singer over the years, the tightness of his original plastic surgery has begun to loosen up.
Now, more than a decade later, his skin is returning to a more natural, youthful look that was the original goal of the surgery as his body heals from what was done.
“As that stuff settles in it looks better and better. If I don’t die soon it’ll look great,” Rogers was quoted as saying in regards to his plastic surgery.
So it looks like, in the end, the country music singer might have a happy ending to his plastic surgery woes after all. And if all bad cosmetic procedure stories could end like Kenny Rogers Hollywood would definitely rejoice. Some stars who had problems initially also have positive stories to tell.
Before & After Surgery Video
Here’s a great video courtesy of celebrityplasticsurgery.tv showing just how much Kenny Rogers has aged and changed over the years.
Islands In The Stream With Dolly Parton – Before
Islands In The Stream With Dolly Parton in 2010 – After
And then more recently, the same song with the very same Dolly Parton. This video has some wonderful photo clips of many past performances which make for a good comparison.
Kenny Rogers has long been proof that it is not just women who get obsessed with plastic surgery, and now the country crooner is opening up about the source of his compulsion.
When asked by a viewer on Anderson Live how many plastic surgeries he has had, 74-year-old Rogers joked, "I've never had any plastic surgery in my life!" with an amused smirk on his face.
Country music star Kenny Rogers appeared on "Anderson Live" and spoke candidly about his career, past marriages, and even answered a question on Twitter about how many plastic surgeries he's undergone, and whether he would go under the knife again.
Rogers, 74, joked, "I've never had plastic surgery in my life!"
The singer explained, "It was a lot of money and a lot of time, and I thought,l what the hell, I'll go do something, you know?" Kenny also revealed he and fellow country legend Dolly Parton "used to laugh about it. It was all for the sake of what I thought was looking better." He added that he is happy with the way he looks.
Kenny, who has a new memoir, "Luck or Something Like It," discusses his four previous marriages, and says he blames himself for the breakups. "I think it's a man's responsibility to protect that relationship and I didn't do that."
The superstar shared his thoughts on recent headlines made by starlet Lindsay Lohan, and blamed the tabloids for sensationalizing and capitalizing on her situation. "I think you are responsible for your own life. I never drank, never smoked. Didn't do a lot of drugs, I did some." Kenny revealed, "I smoked pot one night and I decided to talk on stage."