Toby Keith announced he has been battling stomach cancer since late last year but has received treatment and plans to return to the stage soon.
In a statement posted on his Twitter and Instagram accounts Sunday, Keith said he was diagnosed with cancer last fall.
He writes, "I've spent the last 6 months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery. So far, so good. I need time to breathe, recover and relax. I am looking forward to spending time with my family. But I will see the fans sooner than later. I can't wait. -T"
According to his official website, Keith is due to play the Ribfest in Illinois on June 17.
He released his latest album -- "Peso in my Pocket" -- last year after taking time out from touring due to the Covid pandemic.
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