In fall 2021, the beloved musician Toby Keith was diagnosed with stomach cancer and has been receiving treatment since. Keith recently shared a health update on his social media accounts, stating that he has undergone chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery for the past six months, and so far, the treatment has been successful. However, he plans to take some time off to rest and recover with his family while expressing gratitude for his supporters.
Due to his health condition, it is uncertain whether Keith will be able to fulfill his scheduled appearances in the coming months. While his website listed his next show in Wheaton, Illinois, on June 17, the Ohio State Fair has confirmed the cancellation of his July 28 show in Columbus, Ohio. According to Keith’s spokesperson Elaine Schock, additional tour dates may also be canceled.
Despite his health struggles, Keith’s recent album, “Peso in my Pocket,” is set to release soon. The album’s song ideas came to him while running, and he would record them on his phone’s recorder upon returning home.
Toby Keith is a renowned singer, songwriter, and guitarist in the music industry, having achieved 32 number-one singles. He is also a humanitarian who has undertaken 11 USO Tours to date and established the Toby Keith Foundation ten years ago to support children and families affected by cancer. Keith has performed for American troops stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq and played for past presidents George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump. In 2021, he received the National Medal of Arts, the highest distinction offered to artists and arts patrons by the United States government.