Toby Keith stated earlier this year that he has stomach cancer and that he has been battling it since 2021. Keith’s Country Comes to Town tour was canceled after his diagnosis, and the dates were deleted from the website. Keith revealed his illness in a social media post on June 12, 2022, and indicated that he was receiving treatment for his disease via chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery. The article continued:
“Things are looking up so far. I need time to heal, breathe, and rest. I am excited to spend this time with my family. But I’ll meet the fans sooner rather than later. I can hardly wait. –T.”
He subsequently sent another message to his supporters, thanking them for their love and support and dubbing them the “greatest fans in the world.” Keith was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in November 2021 before being diagnosed with stomach cancer, and he also played at the Heroes Honor Festival at Daytona International Speedway.
Toby Keith is a singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer.
Toby Keith rose to prominence with his debut album song, Should’ve Been a Cowboy, released in 1993. The 61-year-old signed with DreamWorks Records in 1998 and released a song, How Do You Like Me Now?!, which reached the top of the Billboard charts in 1999. The song was taken from his fifth studio album, which was released on November 2, 1999. Keith is well-known for albums like Pull My Chain, Unleashed, Shock’n Y’all, Honkytonk University, and others.
In 2005, he founded Show Dog Nashville and continued his successful career in music with albums such as White Trash with Money, American Ride, Clancy’s Tavern, Drinks After Work, The Bus Songs, and others. Toby Keith has also acted in two films: Broken Bridges, released in 2006, and Beer for My Horses, released in 2008.