Toby Keith provides an update on his health for his fans. The renowned singer, known for hits like “Should’ve Been a Cowboy,” was diagnosed with stomach cancer a year ago. However, he expresses hope in returning to touring soon.
During a recent gala before his Toby Keith & Friends Golf Tournament on June 2, the 61-year-old country star shared, “I’m feeling pretty good.” He further mentioned that everything is trending positively in his health condition.
Keith acknowledges the uncertainty of dealing with cancer and emphasizes the need for preparation. He reveals his desire to resume touring by the end of the year, provided he can gather the energy for a full-length show.
Speaking to The Oklahoman, Keith mentions, “I’ve got more wind,” indicating an improvement in his stamina. He contemplates setting up and performing for two or three days with his band to test his endurance.
If he can successfully manage these performances, Keith confirms his plans to hit the road in the upcoming fall season. He expresses his readiness and says, “That’s living,” reflecting his passion for his craft.
Despite undergoing chemotherapy for stomach cancer, Keith reports feeling better overall. The country musician shares that his blood tests have shown improvement, and his tumor has shrunk by a third, as reported by The Oklahoman. He anticipates further reduction in the tumor size during his upcoming scan, scheduled in about eight weeks.
Additionally, Keith discloses that he is currently receiving immunotherapy treatment and consulting with a nutritionist as part of his ongoing health regimen.
This health update marks only the second time Keith has publicly addressed his diagnosis since revealing it last June via an Instagram post. In December, during an interview with CMT Hot 20 Countdown, he expressed his eagerness to return to touring as soon as possible after taking some time to rest and recover.
Keith initially shared news of his stomach cancer diagnosis in the fall of 2021. In his Instagram post, he mentioned receiving chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery over the past six months. He expressed gratitude for the love and support from his fans and emphasized his intention to spend quality time with his family before reconnecting with his audience.
Throughout his journey, Keith has remained appreciative of his dedicated fan base, acknowledging their unwavering support during this challenging time.