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Toby Keith Reveals His Battle With Stomach Cancer, Talks Chemo And Radiation

Country star Toby Keith has revealed he has been battling stomach cancer for much of the past year.

“Last fall I was diagnosed with stomach cancer,” the 60-year-old singer wrote in a social media post on Sunday.

“I have spent the last 6 months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery. So far so good. I need time to breathe, recover and relax. I look forward to spend this time with my family. But I will see the fans sooner rather than later. I can’t wait.

Although not explicitly stated in the post, Keith’s publicist Elaine Schock said he would not be playing any upcoming gigs “for now”.

He was scheduled to kick off his Country Comes to Town tour this Friday in Wheaton, Illinois.

Some of Keith’s celebrity friends took to social media to express their best wishes for the country star’s health.

“Hang on, @tobykeith,” tweeted John Rich of country duo Big & Rich.

“Wishing you much strength and healing my friend!” ESPN anchor Hannah Storm responded.

USA Today

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