Toby Keith Shares Update After Revealing Heartbreaking Cancer Diagnosis

Several days after sharing his cancer battle with the world, Country music legend Toby Keith has made some updates to his summer schedule. As Mamas Uncut reported earlier this week, Keith took to his social media platforms to share a statement with his adoring fans.

As the musician revealed in his announcement about his health, Keith shared that for the last six months he has been battling cancer. “I’ve spent the last 6 months receiving chemo, radiation, and surgery.” 

toby keith shares update after revealing heartbreaking cancer diagnosis
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Toby Keith Shares Update After Revealing Heartbreaking Cancer Diagnosis

As Keith continued, he added that things are progressing well as his battle continues. “So far, so good. I need time to breathe, recover and relax.”

Keith is specifically dealing with stomach cancer as he wrote in the statement. And as he continues to fight and recover from his treatments, the singer said he will be doing so with his family by his side.

While his news came as a shock to many of his fans, he said he hopes to return to the state soon. “I am looking forward to spending time with my family. But I will see the fans sooner than later. I can’t wait.”

In an update to his summer schedule, CMT reports that Keith has canceled many of his shows over the next several weeks. Keith’s website revealed that he was scheduled to perform at Ribfest in Illinois on June 17, however, he has since canceled that performance.

toby keith shares update after revealing heartbreaking cancer diagnosis

CMT further reports that “more than a dozen tour dates listed on his website” have also been removed. It’s believed that Keith will not take the stage for the rest of 2022. 

Several big-name acquaintances of Keith’s took to Instagram to wish him a speedy recovery. From Troy Aikman to Jason Aldean, many people said they were praying for the singer.

“Damn bro,” Jason Aldean wrote. “Hate ur dealing with that, but if anybody can kick Cancer’s a**, it’s you. Prayin’ for ya big man.”

“Prayers for complete healing,” Matt Rogers wrote. “Rest up and relax. We will see you soon.”

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Several days after his first announcement, Toby Keith took to his Instagram again to share a quick note of thanks. “Thank you for all your love and support. I have the best fans in the world.”

The 60-year-old and his wife, Tricia Lucus, have been married for 38 years. The couple shares three children together.

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