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Toby Keith reveals his stomach cancer battle on social media

Country music superstar Toby Keith, 60, revealed in an Instagram post on Sunday that he was diagnosed with stomach cancer in the fall of 2021, and began treatment six months ago.

Said Keith: “Last fall I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. 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 this time with my family. But I will see the fans sooner than later. I can’t wait.  -T”

Keith, 60, is known for hit songs like “Beer For My Horses,” “How Do You Like Me Now?!” and “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” Keith’s upcoming performance at the Ohio State Fair on July 28 was canceled, according to the organization. The fair’s official Twitter account said on Sunday: Our hearts go out to Toby Keith as he courageously battles cancer. Tickets purchased from Ticketmaster for his #ohiostatefair show on July 28, which has been cancelled, will be automatically refunded. Any information about an alternate concert on July 28 is forthcoming.”   No word yet if his other upcoming performances will be canceled as well.

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