Toby Keith has been in the news earlier for his conservative Democrat remarks and his support for President Trump.
Seven-time Grammy nominee and Country music star Toby Keith give a health update to his fans revealing that he was battling cancer.
On Sunday afternoon, the “Red Solo Cup” singer made the announcement that he was diagnosed with stomach cancer last fall on his official Instagram and Twitter accounts.
Here’s what 60-year-old Keith wrote on Twitter:
“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. – T.”
— Toby Keith (@tobykeith) June 12, 2022
Fellow country music star John Rich told Keith to “hang in there” on Twitter after he shared the news of his diagnosis. Sammy Hagar wished the “Red Solo Cup” singer a “speedy recovery and a whole lotta love from most redheads around the world,” on Twitter, with the added hashtag of “#SeeYouInCabo.”
— Sammy Hagar (@sammyhagar) June 12, 2022
In 2021, Keith was awarded the National Medal of the Arts by then-President Donald J. Trump. Keith also performed at Trump’s inauguration in 2017 but has also performed at events with former President Barack Obama. Keith has always been an inspiring patriot and put America above all else.
Country music star Toby Keith announced that he has been undergoing treatment for stomach cancer since last fall. Keith also said he had surgery and received chemotherapy and radiation in the past six months. https://t.co/xzuL4yVBDf
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 12, 2022
— Taste of Country (@TasteOfCountry) June 12, 2022
More details from the AP News report:
The status of Keith’s performances for the remainder of this year wasn’t immediately clear. His next performance is scheduled for June 17 in Wheaton, Illinois, according to his website. After Keith’s announcement, the Ohio State Fair announced that his July 28 concert in Columbus, Ohio, has been canceled.
Keith’s publicist, Elaine Schock, said in an email Sunday night that some tour dates will be canceled, “but I’m not sure how many at this point.”