CMT NEWS – Toby Keith and his camp are setting the record straight.
“Team Toby” took to social media late to address imposter profiles pretending to be the country hitmaker. The “Red Solo Cup” singer witnessed an increase in fake accounts since revealing his cancer diagnosis.
“We are aware of the many imposter profiles claiming to be Toby on social media, but it’s come to our attention that some of these accounts are now posting falsified updates regarding Toby’s health. We are working to get these removed,” they explained.
The team continued to advise fans to avoid false messages from Keith. For accurate news, they recommend staying up to date with his verified account and reporting any suspicious activity.
In early June, the Songwriters Hall of Fame member announced his battle with stomach cancer. Since receiving the diagnosis in late 2021, the chart-topping artist has endured chemotherapy, radiation, and surgical treatments.
“Last fall I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. 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 confirmed. “I am looking forward to spending this time with my family. But I will see the fans sooner than later. I can’t wait. – T.”
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Toby Keith’s Health Revelation Prompts Reader Questions About Stomach Cancer
Peter B. Laird, June 28, 2022
Toby Keith fans were worried recently when the country music superstar revealed he has been treated for stomach cancer. “Will he be okay?” many asked. “What is stomach cancer?” others inquired.
Mr. Keith, 61, who was born and raised in Oklahoma, was inducted into the state’s Hall of Fame in 2005. He was named Entertainer of The Year by the Academy of Country Music in 2002 and 2003. The video for his hit single, “As Good As I Once Was,” won the Country Music Association’s Music Video of the Year award in 2005.
After Mr. Keith announced he had been treated for stomach cancer, Resource editors spoke with a surgical oncologist at Miami Cancer Institute. As director of the Institute’s gastric cancer program, Ramon Emilio Jimenez, M.D., has extensive experience in the surgical management of complex tumors, including upper gastrointestinal malignancies such as the type Mr. Keith was diagnosed with.
According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), 90 to 95 percent of all cancers of the stomach are adenocarcinomas, and there are two main types of stomach adenocarcinomas:
• The more-common intestinal type, which tends to have a slightly better prognosis because the cancer cells are more likely to have certain gene changes that might allow for treatment with targeted drug therapy.
• The less-common diffuse type, which grows and spreads more quickly and tends to be harder to treat.
While he was reluctant to speculate about Mr. Keith’s diagnosis or prognosis, Dr. Jimenez was happy to share his insights about stomach cancer, which, fortunately, is not very common in the U.S. but can be deadly if not treated … read more.