Country music superstar Toby Keith has announced he has been battling stomach cancer since late last year. He had treatment and plans to return to the stage soon.
Keith shared a shocking post on Twitter and Instagram Sunday, announcing that he had been given a cancer diagnosis last fall.
The statement says “I’ve spent the last 6 months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery. So far, so good. I need time to breathe and relax before I can come back to social media,” The author of the statement is looking forward to seeing their fans sooner than later but they are going to be on hiatus for a while.
Keith is going to play the Ribfest in Illinois on June 17, according to his official website. Last year, he released his latest album called “Peso in my Pocket” after taking time out from touring due to the Covid pandemic.
The National Endowment for the Arts recognized Keith in 2021. It described him as “the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government.”
Keith Richards, born in Oklahoma, released his debut album in 1993 and is known for hits including “Red Solo Cup” and “I Wanna Talk About Me.” His 2002 song “Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue (The Angry American),” released in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, made him a household name.
Keith is a MAJOR showman and has performed in places like Afghanistan and Iraq. He has also been seen on stage for President Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush.