HOLLYWOOD LIFE – Toby Keith, 61, was diagnosed with stomach cancer in the fall of 2021 and announced it in June 2022. He revealed he was going through various forms of treatment, including chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery and said he was going to take some time to rest from the effects of the treatment and spend more time with his family.
“I’ve spent the last six months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery. So far, so good. I need time to breathe, recover and relax,” shared on Instagram last summer. “I am looking forward to spending this time with my family. But I will see the fans sooner than later. I can’t wait.”
Toby took to social media in June 2022 to share the post above to inform his fans that he was diagnosed with stomach cancer in the fall of 2021. “I’ve spent the last 6 months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery.
So far, so good. I need time to breathe, recover and relax,” he wrote in the message before then assuring fans he would be back on stage once he was feeling better. “I am looking forward to spending time with my family. But I will see the fans sooner than later. I can’t wait,” he added.
Symptoms of stomach cancer can include trouble swallowing, belly pain, feeling full after eating small amounts of food, losing weight, heartburn, indigestion, nausea, and more.
How long has Toby been sick?
Toby was first diagnosed in the fall of 2021 and started receiving treatment soon after. It’s unclear if he was experiencing symptoms before his diagnosis or if he experienced side effects of the treatment, but he informed his fans almost a year after he found out he was battling the disease, and admitted it was “pretty debilitating” to go through it, in an interview with the CMT Hot 20 Countdown in Nov. 2022.
How is Toby doing today?
Toby gave an update on his condition in Nov. 2022. “I’m thinking about getting back to fightin’ shape,” he told CMT Hot 20 Countdown’s Cody Alan at the time. “I need a little bit of time to just rest up and heal up. It’s pretty debilitating to have to go through all that, but as long as everything stays hunky-dory, then we’ll look at something good in the future.”