Off The Record
Toby Keith Reveals Devastating News, But Remains Faithful of a Comeback
A country music singer-songwriter-actor Toby Keith announced that he had begun treatment for stomach cancer. According to his tweet, he found out he had the disease in the late 2021.
A year ago in October, the 60-year-old country legend announced on social media that she had been diagnosed with stomach cancer. “Over the past six months, I’ve undergone surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Good news thus far, I require some time to rest, heal, and breathe.” he said.
The Ribfest website states that they are “currently seeking a replacement for Toby Keith to join Elle King on Friday, June 17,” therefore they canceled his performance at the BBQ event scheduled for this Friday. There will be a guide for filing claims in the near future.
The performer continued, “I’m excited to spend this time with my family. But I’ll definitely run into the fans shortly. I am impatient.”
The country music community as a whole was quick to offer their condolences and prayers to Keith after hearing of his illness.
Jason Aldean wrote, “Damn bro. I’m sorry you have to deal with that, but you are the one who can take Cancer down a peg. I’m praising you, big man.”
“Praying for your body to fully heal!” RaeLynn tacked on.
We are praying and wishing Toby Keith a speedy recovery!
Image source: Keith HInkle/Flickr