In a statement posted on his verified Twitter
en Instagram accounts Sunday
, Keith said he was diagnosed with cancer last fall
“I’ve spent the last 6 months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery. Sover, so goed. I need time to breathe, recover and relax,” lui die verklaring. “I am looking forward to spending time with my family. But I will see the fans sooner than later. I can’t wait. -T”
Volgens his official website
, Keith is due to play the Ribfest in Illinois on June
He released his latest album
— “Peso in my pocket
” — last year after taking time out from touring due to the Covid pandemic
, die webwerf sê.
In 2021, dan-President Donald Trump awarded Keith the National Medal of Arts
, which the National Endowment for the Arts describes as
“the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government.
“Toby Keith is a singer
, liedjieskrywer, musikant, and humanitarian who has completed
11 USO Tours to date
. Hy het 32 #1 singles
,” the National Endowment for the Arts said in a January 2021 vrylating.
Keith, born in Oklahoma, released his debut album in 1993 and is known for hits including
“Red Solo Cup
” en “I Wanna Talk About Me.
” Syne 2002 liedjie “Courtesy of the Red
, White and Blue
(The Angry American
),” released in the aftermath of the
9/11 aanvalle, made him a household name
Keith has performed hundreds of shows for US service members abroad, including in Afghanistan and Iraq
, as well as at events for Presidents Donald Trump
, Barack Obama and George W