Toby Keith Overcomes Stomach Cancer, Returns to the Concert Stage

Toby Keith

Good news for country music fans! Iconic country singer Toby Keith is back on the music stage after his stomach cancer diagnosis in 2022. The 62-year-old artist, who will be receiving the Icon Award at the People’s Choice Country Awards, shared his journey and his strong faith during these tough times.

In an uplifting YouTube video, Toby Keith expressed his gratitude for his fans’ support and the guidance of his faith. He stated, “Almighty’s riding shotgun. He’s letting me drive for some reason.” This positive outlook and reliance on faith have been instrumental in helping him navigate through the rollercoaster of cancer treatment.

Toby Keith sports cowboy hat and blazer at Petition Choice Country Awards

Keen to get back to doing what he loves, Toby Keith announced his return to the music stage with two concerts at the Dolby Live theater at Park MGM in Las Vegas on December 10 and 11. These shows will mark his first official performances since his diagnosis earlier this year. “Don’t Let the Old Man In,” one of his recent singles, serves as a reminder of his determination to keep pushing forward.

Despite battling both COVID and cancer, Toby Keith’s spirit remains unbroken. He mentioned that although “the old devil’s been after [him] a little bit,” he refuses to let it hold him back. In fact, he’s ready to hit the road again and reunite with his band, treating the upcoming concerts as a form of rehabilitation to get them back in sync.

Toby Keith gives a thumbs up on stage during concert

Toby Keith credits his resilience to his unwavering faith. In an interview with Fox News Digital, he emphasized the importance of leaning on their faith during tough times, saying, “You gotta’ do what you gotta’ do, and I don’t know how people do it without faith … that’s what I did, it was my rock.” His strong belief has given him the strength to face his health battle head-on.

As a testament to his incredible career and talent, Toby Keith was presented the inaugural Country Icon Award at the People’s Choice Country Awards in September. Reflecting on his 30-year journey in the music industry, he expressed his gratitude for the recognition of his achievements.

We are excited to see Toby Keith back in action, bringing his powerful voice and infectious energy to the stage once again. His story is a reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the power of faith to overcome any obstacle. Let’s come together to celebrate Toby Keith’s triumphant return to the music scene!