Country music singer Toby Keith is opening up for the first time about his health. The fan favorite was told that she had stomach cancer in the fall of 2021. He has been getting treatment ever since.
On his social media profiles, Keith shared a message concerning his health. He said, “I’ve spent the last six months getting chemo, radiation, and surgery,” Thus far, so good. I need to take some time to breathe, recover, and rest.
Keith states that despite his struggles with his health, he will never forget his friends and supporters. “I’m looking forward to spending time with my family,” he remarked. ” But I’ll see the fans sooner rather than later. I can hardly wait. -T.”
What would happen to Keith’s scheduled performances in the upcoming months was unknown in light of this news. His next performance was scheduled for June 17 in Wheaton, Illinois, according to his website.
Following Keith’s announcement, the Ohio State Fair confirmed that his July 28 event in Columbus, Ohio, had been canceled. Keith’s spokeswoman, Elaine Schock, stated that specific tour dates may be canceled as well, “but I’m not sure how many at this point.”
His website also announced the release of the singer’s most recent record, “Peso in my Pocket,” released last year after a lengthy hiatus from touring owing to Covid pandemic limitations.
Keith claimed that the inspiration for the album’s songs came to him on the spur of the moment while he was out running.
“I’d look at the song ideas I had on my phone before I started running, and then I’d take off,” he explained. “My time would be up before I knew it, and I’d have constantly been working, grinding gears in my thoughts about the tunes. I’d arrive home, turn on my phone’s recorder, and record what I could.”
“It was a terrific moment for me to write,” he added.
Toby Keith is one of the music industry’s mainstays. In 2021, he received the “National Medal of Arts,” the National Endowment for the Arts described as “the highest distinction offered to artists and arts patrons by the United States government.”
“Toby Keith is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and humanitarian who has undertaken 11 USO Tours to date,” according to a statement issued by the National Endowment for the Arts in January 2021.
He has 32 number-one singles.
Veteran musician Keith has performed for American troops deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. Additionally, he has performed for former presidents Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush.
Keith has long been a champion for cancer patients and will continue to be so. He founded the Toby Keith Foundation a decade ago to assist sick children and their families. When the “OK Kids Korral” facility opened in 2014, it provided a free, convenient, and comfortable location for children receiving chemotherapy to reside.
“Red Solo Cup” and “I Wanna Talk About Me” are Keith’s best-known tunes. Following the 9/11 attacks, he released the song “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (The Angry American),” which catapulted him to fame.