Toby Keith is an icon of country music, and he is going through a terrible turn for his health. The country music legend announced today that he is suffering from stomach cancer.

Keith is taking the steps needed to make a recovery, and that includes every treatment available. He made this announcement with a personal note that he posted on social media.

“Last fall I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. 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 this time with my family, but I will see the fans sooner than later. I can’t wait.”

Fans were stunned by this announcement and immediately sent out their well-wishes for one of their favorite artists. Toby Keith blazed a trail in music as he was also a crossover success. He never stopped pumping out new music as his production was able to change with the times as well.

We’re sending out our best to Toby Keith as he battles this terrible disease. He still has dates announced for future concerts and has not announced any cancellations yet.

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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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