Toby Keith reveals stomach cancer battle, talks chemo, 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 Sunday in a social media post.

“I’ve spent the last 6 months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery. So far, so good. I need time to breathe, recover and relax. I am looking forward to spending this time with my family. But I will see the fans sooner than later. I can not wait. “

Though not explicitly stated in the post, Keith’s publicist Elaine Schock says he will not be playing upcoming gigs “for now.”

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

Some of Keith’s famous pals took to social media to give their best wishes for the country star’s health.

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

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

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