Toby Keith Country Star Reveals Stomach Cancer Diagnosis: ‘I Need Time to Breathe’


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Toby Keith, a star of country music, has revealed that he has been diagnosed with stomach cancer and says, “I Need Time to Breathe.”

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Fans of country musician Toby Keith are getting an update from the singer on his most recent health situation.

The singer best known for his hit “Red Solo Cup” revealed on Sunday via Instagram that he was given a diagnosis of stomach cancer in the previous fall.

He described his situation in a message that was published on his social media account, saying, “I’ve spent the last six months receiving chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery.” “So far, so good. I require some breathing room as well as time to recover and unwind.”

“I am looking forward to spending this time with my family,” he stated. “I have been anxiously awaiting this opportunity.” “But I won’t keep you waiting too long to see me again, admirers. I simply cannot wait.”

Keith is presently on tour in support of his new album and will be performing on the 17th and 18th of June in Illinois and Michigan, respectively. Regarding the potential alterations that could be made to his tour itinerary, there have been no official announcements made.

Keith, who is now 60 years old, released his first album in five years in October of last year under the title Peso In My Pocket.

During an interview with PEOPLE that took place at the time, Keith stated that he had the inspiration for the songs on the album when he was engaged in his favourite sport, which was running.

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On December 8, 2018, in Nashville, Tennessee, Toby Keith was present at the 34th Annual Nashville Symphony Ball, which was held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

“Before I started running, I would look at the song ideas I had stored in my phone, and once I was ready to go, I would start my workout,” he revealed. “The next thing I know, my time will be up, and I will have been constantly working while going over the tunes in my head, grinding gears. After I went home, I’d turn on the recorder app on my phone, and then I’d write down everything I’d learned.”

“I couldn’t have asked for a better time to write,” he continued.

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The native of Oklahoma has been a champion for cancer patients for a very long time. In 2006, he established the Toby Keith Foundation in order to offer assistance to youngsters who were battling cancer. According to the organization’s website, the OK Kids Korral was opened in 2014 by the foundation. It is described as “a cost-free, convenient, and comfortable home for paediatric cancer patients receiving treatment.”

According to a statement that may be seen on the website of his organisation, “There is no better gift than keeping families strong and united through times of need.” “We will make a difference in the fight against cancer if we are able to reduce the burden that is placed on a family, if we are able to encourage a brother or sister, and if we are able to soothe a sick kid.”