In a heartbreaking announcement, Toby Keith recently revealed that he has stomach cancer. The Oklahoma-born musician disclosed his diagnosis in the fall of 2021 and has been receiving treatment.
His devoted fans have been sending him well wishes during this challenging time.
Keith recently took to his social media platforms, providing detailed insight into the past 6 months of immense physical and emotional hardship.
He wrote: “I’ve had to undergo chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery – for now, it’s all been successful! I need some time off, though, a moment to breathe deeply before getting back out there again.”
Toby also quickly thanked fans who supported him throughout this challenging period. His final words were optimistic as he exclaimed”
My family comes first right now, but very soon, I’ll be able to see you guys too – can’t wait!”
Despite the confusion surrounding Keith’s upcoming performances for 2021.
His website confirmed that he would perform on June 17 in Wheaton, Illinois. As a reminder of what an incredibly talented artist he is, last year, during the pandemic-induced hiatus from touring and live music events, Keith released “Peso in my Pocket,” his latest album to date.
Keith recently had an exciting chat with PEOPLE magazine about his latest album.
He revealed that his creative process is one of a kind – drawing inspiration while doing the activity he loves most: running! “I’d look at my song ideas before I began,” Keith stated, “and then go for it.
By the time I was done, and back home, I would have been mentally churning out melodies in my head.
The moment I returned to the safety of indoors [or] recorded all those fresh new tunes on my phone.” With this methodically crafted album under his belt, Keith has something special prepared for fans around the globe!
Keith said, “It was the perfect moment for me to write.” Unfortunately, the Ohio State Fair officially postponed its July 28 show in Columbus due to Keith’s tour cancellations.
Elaine Schock, his publicist, offered her condolences and mentioned that a few more dates from the schedule could be axed, but it is yet uncertain how many.
Toby Keith is a renowned figure in the music industry. This year, he has been awarded an incredible honor: the National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts – “the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government.
” In January 2021, NEA released their statement stating that Toby Keith was not only a singer-songwriter but also a humanitarian who had completed 11 USO Tours alone! He doesn’t stop there; according to them, he has achieved 32 #1 single hits.
Keith rose to fame in 1993 with the release of his debut album and chart-topping hits like “Red Solo Cup” and “I Wanna Talk About Me.” His single, “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (The Angry American),” earned him a household name after its 2002 release, which was created in response to 9/11.
Keith has put on hundreds of shows for US service members abroad, such as in Afghanistan and Iraq; he’s also played at events hosted by Presidents Donald Trump, Barack Obama & George W. Bush!
Since 2006, Keith has been a passionate champion for cancer patients. To further his efforts, he started the Toby Keith Foundation to assist and support children with cancer. His dedication was worthwhile, as the foundation launched OK Kids Korral in 2014.
This free lodging house is accessible and comfortable for those receiving treatment for pediatric cancer.
With this remarkable endeavor, more young people can access care without worrying about paying high expenses or staying far away from home.