Toby Keith Reveals He’s Been Battling Stomach Cancer For The Past Six Months

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Richard McLaren

Toby Keith revealed this afternoon that he has been battling stomach cancer for the past six months.

In a new post on his social media accounts, Keith shared that his prognosis appears to be good, however, he now plans to rest and recover:

“Last fall I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. 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.”

It sounds like Toby will be taking a little time off, which likely means he will be rescheduling some shows he had coming up this summer. As of right now, he’s booked to play quite a few shows in June, July and August.

The 60 year old country singer recently raised over a million dollars at his annual charity golf tournament:

“The Toby Keith and Friends Golf Classic took place a few weeks ago in Oklahoma.

Every dollar has been counted and the grand total is in: they raised $1.38 million dollars for the Toby Keith Foundation, one of the highest totals yet!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the event – both in person and virtually.”

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock