Toby Keith Reveals Battle With Stomach Cancer, Talks Chemo & Radiation

Toby Keith performs at the iHeartCountry Festival on October 30, 2021 at the Frank Erwin Center.

Country star Toby Keith has revealed that he has been battling stomach cancer for much of the past year.

“Last fall I was diagnosed with stomach cancer,” the 60-year-old singer wrote in a social media post on Sunday.

“I’ve spent the last 6 months undergoing chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. So far so good. I need time to breathe, recover and relax. I’m really looking forward to spending this time with my family. But I’ll see the fans sooner rather than later. I can not wait”.

Though not explicitly stated in the post, Keith’s publicist, Elaine Schock, says he won’t be playing any upcoming shows “for now.”

He was set to kick off his Country Comes to Town tour this Friday in Wheaton, Illinois.

Some of Keith’s famous friends took to social media to express their best wishes for the country star’s health.

“Hold on @tobykeith,” tweeted John Rich of country music duo Big & Rich.

“I wish you much strength and healing, my friend!” ESPN host Hannah Storm responded.

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