In a statement posted on his verified Twitter
e Instagram accounts Sunday
, Keith said he was diagnosed with cancer last fall
“Ho passato l'ultimo 6 months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery. Finora, so good. I need time to breathe, recover and relax,” dice la dichiarazione. “I am looking forward to spending time with my family. But I will see the fans sooner than later. I can’t wait. -T”
Secondo 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
, the site says.
Nel 2021, poi-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
, cantautore, musicista, and humanitarian who has completed
11 USO Tours to date
. Lui ha 32 #1 singles
,” the National Endowment for the Arts said in a January 2021 pubblicazione.
Keith, born in Oklahoma, released his debut album in 1993 and is known for hits including
“Red Solo Cup
” e “I Wanna Talk About Me.
” Il suo 2002 canzone “Courtesy of the Red
, White and Blue
(The Angry American
),” released in the aftermath of the
9/11 attacchi, 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