Country Music Superstar Toby Keith Announces He’s Been Fighting Stomach Cancer

Toby Keith who has blessed the world with his soulful music has shared a piece of sad news with the world. According to his latest statement, he confirmed his ongoing battle with stomach cancer. His medical condition was detected last year and since then, he has been under treatment. He is currently in his recovery process and as of now, he is planning to go back to the stage soon.

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The Country Singer Updated It Via Social Media

With the latest development in his health, the country music star took to Twitter and Instagram to post the details regarding his health. The star has remained quiet about his condition for a year now but as fans were expecting to see more of him, he found this the right time to give an update about his health.

The statement read, “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 time with my family. But I will see the fans sooner than later. I can’t wait. -T”

 

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As per the reports, he was diagnosed with a critical health condition last fall. He has been silent about this for a while now. But as he is receiving treatment, he needs to take rest to come back to proper health.

The decision has been announced now because according to the event chart for 2022, Keith was supposed to perform at the Ribfest that is going to be held in Illinois. It is scheduled to be held on 17th June 2022. But the plans have been disrupted now as the Toby Keith show is canceled.

Toby Keith Was Honored By Former President Donald Trump

Toby is very passionate about his music. Last year, he released the album, “Peso in my Pocket” which was composed when he was on a break from touring when the Covid pandemic happened.

Toby keith awarded by president
Toby Keith was awarded by the president

The icon has been an unforgettable name in the industry. Back in 2021, former President Donald Trump had given the prestigious National Medal of Arts award to Keith. The National Endowment for the Arts considers it to be, the highest award is given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government.”

The reputed body even issued a statement for honoring him in 2021 which read, Toby Keith is a singer, songwriter, musician, and humanitarian who has completed 11 USO Tours to date. He has 32 #1 singles.”

This artist has a commendable role in the music industry. The country music star was born in the beautiful land of Oklahoma and his first album was released back in 1993. Some of his well-known hits are “Red Solo Cup”, “I Wanna Talk About Me” and much more.

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One of his songs that made the utmost impact on society was “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (The Angry American)” which was composed right after the gruesome attack of 9/11. The instant hit of the song made him popular in every American household. 

In fact, the entire country knows the legend and to date, he has performed more than a hundred shows for the respected US service members who are deployed abroad. These are countries such as Afghanistan and Iraq.

The star even performed in several events hosted by the former Presidents of the U.S. such as Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Donal Trump. He continued performing until his health took the best of him. The singer did influence the lives of many Americans and now that he is unwell, everyone is by his side and hoping for a speedy recovery.

Stay tuned for future updates on leedaily.com. Till then we can just keep our fingers crossed and pray for Toby Keith’s speedy recovery.

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