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Toby Keith reveals he has been battling abdomen most cancers since final 12 months – Nationwide

Toby Keith reveals he has been battling abdomen most cancers since final 12 months – Nationwide

Nation music star Toby Keith introduced on Sunday that he has been secretly battling abdomen most cancers for a lot of months.

Keith wrote in a press release that was posted to his Twitter and Instagram accounts that he has identified about his most cancers prognosis since late final fall and has been present process therapy for the final six months.

However regardless of receiving “chemo, radiation and surgical procedure,” the nation star continues to be planning to return to the stage quickly.

“To date, so good,” mentioned Keith, an Oklahoma native who turns 61 on July 8. “I want time to breathe, get well and calm down.”

“I’m trying ahead to spending this time with my household. However I’ll see the followers before later. I can’t wait.”

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The standing of Keith’s performances for the rest of this 12 months wasn’t instantly clear.

In response to his official web site, Keith is slated to carry out subsequent on June 17 at Ribfest in Wheaton, Unwell., however his July 28 present on the Ohio State Truthful has been cancelled following the disclosure of Keith’s most cancers battle.

Keith’s publicist, Elaine Schock, mentioned in an electronic mail Sunday evening that some tour dates might be cancelled, “however I’m unsure what number of at this level.”

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Keith has two upcoming tour dates in Canada: a July 22 present in Winnipeg and a efficiency in Thunder Bay on July 23.

The long-time nation music idol has 32 No. 1 singles within the U.S. and is greatest identified for hits together with Pink Solo Cup and I Wanna Speak About Me. Keith launched his debut album in 1993 and have become a family identify within the aftermath of 9/11 with the discharge of his 2002 tune Courtesy of the Pink, White and Blue (The Indignant American). 

In 2021, Keith was awarded the Nationwide Medal of Arts by then-president Donald Trump — the best award for creative achievement given by the U.S. authorities.

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Keith has been energetic in aiding youngsters with most cancers since 2006, when he began the Toby Keith Basis to “encourage the well being and happiness of pediatric most cancers sufferers.”

In 2014, the inspiration opened the OK Children Korral, a cost-free dwelling the place the households of pediatric most cancers sufferers can keep whereas their cherished one receives therapy at close by medical services.

— With recordsdata from The Related Press

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