Kenny Rogers revealed on Instagram Wednesday night that he had skin cancer cells removed from his face.
Rogers, 75, is seen smiling in the photo and even joking in the picture’s caption.
“But you should see the other guy!” he wrote. “Had a bit of skin cancer removed today. I recommend everyone go get checked, especially since May is National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. Don’t worry though, I’m gonna look great in Knoxville this weekend!”
Rogers is the latest star to promote skin cancer awareness on Instagram this month. Actor Hugh Jackman posted a photo of his bandaged face earlier this month promoting the cause.
Rogers performs at the Tennessee Theater in Knoxville this weekend. Tickets are still available.
With songs like the omnipresent “The Gambler,” “Lucille” and the Lionel Richie-produced “Lady,” Rogers was both a pop music crossover and a pop culture sensation in the 1970s and ’80s.
He starred in TV movies in the role of The Gambler, helped country cross over into the pop world and with his trademark white hair and beard remains one of music’s most recognizable figures. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame just last year.