The country singer said he spent several months undergoing chemotherapy, radiation and surgery after being diagnosed with cancer.
WASHINGTON – Country music star Toby Keith revealed Sunday that he has been battling cancer for several months.
Keith said in a statement posted online that he was diagnosed with stomach cancer last fall and underwent six months of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.
“So far, so good. I need time to breathe, recover and relax. I look forward to spending this time with my family. But I will see my fans again sooner. I can’t wait.” Keith writes.
According to his official website, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member was scheduled to perform two concerts next week in Illinois and Grand Rapids, Michigan. He’s also had several concerts scheduled from mid-July to early August. The Ohio State Fair, where Keith was scheduled to perform on July 28, confirmed that the show has been cancelled. and ticket holders will receive a refund.
“Our hearts go out to Toby Keith as he courageously battled cancer” Ohio State Fair tweeted.
The “Red Solo Cup” singer recently performed Memorial Day weekend at the Heroes’ Honor Festival at Daytona International Speedway.
Throughout his career, Keith has been an advocate for people battling cancer. Back in 2006, he founded the Toby Keith Foundation to help children diagnosed with cancer across Oklahoma. In 2014, the foundation opened “OK Kids Korral,” which provides pediatric cancer patients and their families with a place to stay during their treatment at Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center.
Just weeks before revealing her own cancer diagnosis, “Toby Keith & Friends Golf Classic” had raised more than $1.38 million for OK Kids Korral.
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