Toby Keith reveals that he is battling stomach cancer and is receiving treatment.
Toby Keith is an American country singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was born on July 8, 1961, in Clinton, Oklahoma, United States. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful and influential country musicians of his generation, having sold over 40 million records worldwide.
Keith has released numerous hit songs, including “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” “How Do You Like Me Now?!,” “Beer for My Horses,” and “As Good as I Once Was.” He is also known for his patriotic anthems, such as “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (The Angry American),” and “American Soldier.”
In a brand-new interview with the CMT Hot 20 Countdown, Toby Keith discusses his struggle with stomach cancer. After being diagnosed with stomach cancer in the fall of 2021, the 61-year-old country legend announced earlier this summer that he was taking a hiatus from music to undergo chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.
Toby Keith, a seven-time Grammy nominee who was recognized as entertainer of the year by the Academy of Country Music two years in a row in 2002 and 2003.
Toby Keith Health Update
“I’m thinking about getting back in fighting shape. I need a little bit of time to just rest up and heal up,” the “Red Solo Cup” singer said.
“It’s pretty debilitating to have to go through all that, but as long as everything stays hunky-dory, then we’ll look at something good in the future,” he added.
Keith initially told fans about his cancer diagnosis in a message on social media in June. “Last fall I was diagnosed with stomach cancer,” the singer tweeted at the time. “I’ve spent the last 6 months receiving chemo, radiation, and surgery. So far, so good. I need time to breathe, recover, and relax.
“I am looking forward to spending this time with my family. But I will see the fans sooner than later. I can’t wait,” he added.
Keith received a BMI Icon Award at the BMI Country Awards in Nashville last month. According to the Taste of Country website, the artist performed at the ceremony and made a 12-minute acceptance speech.
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