Toby Keith announces stomach cancer diagnosis

Regardless of his health condition, Toby is very optimistic and looks forward to spending time with the audience.

Jun 13, 2022 - 10:38
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Toby Keith announces stomach cancer diagnosis

Toby Keith, an American country singer, has been battling a vicious disease for several months, and now he has found the strength to share it with his fans. Namely, he was diagnosed with stomach cancer. The singer described in detail the treatment he underwent since his diagnosis at the end of 2021 and then assured fans how optimistic he is about his diagnosis, and that he can’t wait to hang out with the audience. 

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The past six months have been very difficult for Toby, he went out for chemotherapy almost every day, and he also had surgery. “I spent the last six months receiving chemotherapy, radiation, and I also had surgery” - Keith explained, and after the announcement, he received numerous messages of support from fans. Despite everything he has gone through, he says his recovery is going well. “I need time to breathe, recover and relax. I look forward to spending this time with my family. But I'll see you sooner or later. I can't wait” - it's Keith's message. According to his story, Toby will have to postpone the previously announced performances for this summer.


Toby Keith Covel was born on July 8, 1961, in Clinton, Oklahoma. When Toby was young, he visited the music event, where he started being interested in music. He got his first guitar at the age of eight. In high school, he actively played football. After graduating, he got a job in the oil industry. During that time he formed the ‘Easy Money’ Band and played rock music in local bars. After the economy changed and the oil industry slowed, Keith unsuccessfully tried out for a semi-pro football team, the Oklahoma Outlaws, while continuing to play with his band. Keith decided to concentrate more on his music and made a few demos. One of them ended up in the hands of Alabama producer Harold Shedd, who helped Toby make a deal with Mercury Records.