Toby Keith Sends Message to "Best" Fans After Sharing Stomach Cancer Diagnosis

Days after Toby Keith shared his stomach cancer diagnosis, the country music singer thanked supporters for their well-wishes. Read his note to fans below.

By Jess Cohen Jun 15, 2022 12:15 PMTags
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Toby Keith is feeling the love.

Days after the country music superstar shared his stomach cancer diagnosis, he returned to social media to send a message to his fans. "Thank you for all your love and support," he tweeted on June 14. "I have the best fans in the world."

Over the weekend, the "Red Solo Cup" singer announced that he'd received the cancer diagnosis last fall. "I've spent the last 6 months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery," he wrote in a message posted to his social media pages on June 12. "So far, so good. I need time to breathe, recover and relax."

"I am looking forward to spending this time with my family," he continued. "But I will see the fans sooner than later. I can't wait."

In response to his health news, Toby, 60, received a flood of well-wishes from fans, friends and fellow stars, including singer Lance Carpenter who commented on his Instagram post, "Prayers up for ya Big Dog!" CMT host Cody Allen also commented, "Much love your way, Toby."

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After Toby shared his diagnosis, the Ohio State Fair confirmed the artist's upcoming performance had been cancelled.

"Our hearts go out to Toby Keith as he courageously battles cancer," a message posted to the fair's Twitter page read. "Any information about an alternate concert on July 28 is forthcoming."

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Toby's diagnosis comes nearly a decade after the musician was forced to cancel a concert due to gallbladder surgery. "My dad is doing good today. He's a champ!" Toby's daughter Krystal, 36, tweeted back in July 2012. "Surgery went well, just resting! Keep him in your prayers!"

Days later, the superstar was back on the road.

In addition to Krystal, Toby and wife Tricia Lucus are parents to Shelley, 42, and Stelen, 25.

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