FORCED to quit the stage by catastrophic health issues, dying Kenny Rogers has gone into hiding, determined to tell all his shocking secrets before the end, insiders reveal. Sources say the 80-year-old Gambler wants to come clean and ‘fess up to his shameful cheating, craving for kinky phone sex, powerful passion for Dolly Parton, and also reveal the stunning younger gal who drove him to endure the plastic sur-gery that ruined his once-rugged good looks.
The five-times-wed father of five will admit to being a two-timing love rat even when he was married, the source says. “I thought having a wife just meant a guy could have sex any time he thought about it which in my case was ALL the time,” he once remarked. The hopeless horndog even tried to lure “beautiful gals” by setting up a private 1-800 num-ber for kinky phone sex. Two outraged beauties sued him, charging he harassed them with his “filthy fantasies.” The scandal triggered his furi-ous fourth wife, Hee Haw beauty Marianne Gordon, to dump him after 16 years in 1993. Kenny’s tell-all will touch on the singer’s insatiable desire for Dolly Parton, and their rumored sizzling affair, the insider says. “She’s one of the sexiest wom-en I’ve ever met,” he reveals. “There was always tremendous electricity between us, and I will always love her.” He’s so far insisted they never satisfied their passion by slip-ping between the sheets. Still, sources say the pair pri-vately admitted ending up in the sack during the ’80s when “they were performing together and got it on one night in Las Vegas,” says another source. Now that he’s facing the end, Kenny will finally tell the truth about Dolly.
The seller of a staggering 125 million albums in his near-60-year career, Kenny will reveal the truth about his botched nip/ tucks, which are a regret he’ll take to the grave, accord-ing to pals. Sources say he risked the surgery to look younger for his current, nearly three-decades-younger wife, Wanda, because he “didn’t want to look like an old man,” says the source. He’s previously confessed: “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.” Wanda, their 14-year-old twins, Justin and Jordan, and his tell-all are the reasons Kenny’s gone into seclusion, according to insiders. He made his last public appearance at a farewell concert celebration in Nashville last October — which featured a heartfelt duet with Dolly.
Earlier this year, Kenny tried to perform a few more shows with his Gambler’s Last Deal tour, but decided to call off his final eight concerts last April. A secret, scary diagnosis of skin can-cer was the tragic real-ity behind his retirement, says an in-sider. “Kenny was secretly shaken to the core,” says the source. He’s also battled hepatitis C for 25 years and docs say the disease has weakened his im-mune system so “a simple com-mon cold or other virus can be very serious,” reveals an insider. Hepatitis C can cause liver fail-ure, cirrhosis and liver cancer. “He’s also had knee, shoulder and throat surgeries, and suffers excruciating back pain” spills a source. “Sometimes it’s more than Kenny can bear. Now he’s done.” Before he dies, the tormented star is determined to reveal his bombshell secrets “while he still can,” dishes a friend.