Nation star Toby Keith has revealed he has been battling abdomen most cancers for a lot of the previous yr.
“Final fall I used to be recognized with abdomen most cancers,” the 60-year-old singer wrote Sunday in a social media submit.
“I’ve spent the final 6 months receiving chemo, radiation and surgical procedure. Thus far, so good. I would like time to breathe, get well and chill out. I’m trying ahead to spending this time with my household. However I’ll see the followers earlier than later. I can’t wait.”
Although not explicitly said within the submit, Keith’s publicist Elaine Schock says he is not going to be enjoying upcoming gigs “for now.”
He was set to kick off his Nation Involves City tour this Friday in Wheaton, Illinois.
A few of Keith’s well-known buddies took to social media to provide their finest needs for the nation star’s well being.
“Cling in there, @tobykeith,” tweeted John Wealthy of nation duo Massive & Wealthy.
“Wishing you a lot energy and therapeutic my good friend!” ESPN anchor Hannah Storm replied.
“Sooner Nation is With yOU and Praying for yOU brother !!!” tweeted College of Oklahoma males’s basketball head coach Porter Moser. “No person embodies a more durable Spirit than YOU!💪
“Praying for and considering of you brother,” wrote nation rock singer Scott Stevens.
“Wishing my massive buddy a speedy restoration and a complete lotta love from most redheads all over the world,” tweeted singer Sammy Hagar, alongside a photograph of the 2.
“Praying for you, T,” commented golf media persona Taylor Cusack.
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Keith pivoted to a music profession after stints in the oil trade and the USFL soccer league. After signing with Mercury Data, Keith launched his self-titled debut album in 1993, which went platinum.
The “Ought to’ve Been A Cowboy” singer hasn’t been afraid to get political, releasing the biting single “Courtesy of the Pink, White and Blue (The Offended American)” in 2002, which was partly impressed by the 9/11 terrorist assaults.
The tune led to a public feud between Keith and fellow nation singer Natalie Maines of The Chicks, who criticized the tune’s tone.
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Keith is a seven-time Grammy nominee and was acknowledged as entertainer of the yr by the Academy of Nation Music two years in a row in 2002 and 2003. His most up-to-date album, “Peso in My Pocket,” spawned the high 25 nation single “Previous Faculty.”
Since his prognosis, Keith has remained within the public eye. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Corridor of Fame final November and just lately performed the Heroes Honor Competition at Daytona Worldwide Speedway.
Contributing: Edward Segarra and Kim Willis, USA TODAY
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