Toby Keith thanks fans for their ‘love and support’ two days after revealing stomach cancer battle

Toby Keith thanks fans for their ‘love and support’ two days after revealing stomach cancer battle

Seven-time Grammy nominee Toby Keith publicly thanked his fans on Tuesday just two days after announcing his six-month battle with stomach cancer.

The 60-year-old country crooner – who has 10.1million social media followers – wrote: ‘Thank you for all your love and support. I have the best fans in the world.

Last fall, Toby was diagnosed with a painful gastric disease, which is most common in men between the ages of 60 and 80 and infects an average of 28,000 Americans a year – according to Rare Diseases.

On the mend!  Seven-time Grammy nominee Toby Keith publicly thanked his fans on Tuesday just two days after announcing his six-month battle with stomach cancer (pictured May 21)

On the mend! Seven-time Grammy nominee Toby Keith publicly thanked his fans on Tuesday just two days after announcing his six-month battle with stomach cancer (pictured May 21)

The 60-year-old country crooner - who has 10.1million social media followers - wrote: 'Thank you for all your love and support.  I have the best fans in the world'

The 60-year-old country crooner – who has 10.1million social media followers – wrote: ‘Thank you for all your love and support. I have the best fans in the world’

“I’ve spent the last six months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery. So far so good,’ Keith (surname Covel) announced on Sunday.

“I need time to breathe, recover and relax. I look forward to spending this time with my family. But I will see the fans sooner rather than later. I can not wait.’

The Oklahoma Breakdown star received supportive comments from retired NFL star Troy Aikman, CMT host Cody Alan, retired football star Chris Frederick, as well as singers Scott Stevens , Lance Carpenter, Savannah Rae and Matt Rogers.

Toby also has plenty of support from his three children – daughter Shelley, 42; his daughter Kristal, 36; and his son Stelen, 25 – as well as his wife of 38 years, Patricia ‘Tricia’ Lucus.

Health issues: Last fall Toby was diagnosed with a painful gastric disease, which is most common in men between the ages of 60 and 80 and infects an average of 28,000 Americans a year (pictured May 30)

Health issues: Last fall Toby was diagnosed with a painful gastric disease, which is most common in men between the ages of 60 and 80 and infects an average of 28,000 Americans a year (pictured May 30)

Keith (surname Covel) announced on Sunday:

Keith (surname Covel) announced on Sunday: “I have spent the last six months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery. So far so good. I need time to breathe, recover and relax. I’m looking forward to spending this time with my family. But I’ll see the fans sooner rather than later. I can’t wait’

'Pray!'  The Oklahoma Breakdown star received supportive comments from retired NFL star Troy Aikman, CMT host Cody Alan, retired football star Chris Frederick, as well as singers Scott Stevens , Lance Carpenter, Savannah Rae and Matt Rogers.

‘Pray!’ The Oklahoma Breakdown star received supportive comments from retired NFL star Troy Aikman, CMT host Cody Alan, retired football star Chris Frederick, as well as singers Scott Stevens , Lance Carpenter, Savannah Rae and Matt Rogers.

“Thank you all for the kind words and prayers regarding my dad’s announcement yesterday,” Stelen posted on Monday.

“He’s a fighter, he’s taken every step to tone it down and needs some rest to challenge himself. Please keep praying, but know that this is all going to be in the rear view a little further down the road. God is big.’

In 2006 Keith founded the Toby Keith Foundation, which later opened a free drop-in center in 2014 called OK Kids Korral for pediatric cancer patients.

The Donald Trump inauguration performer – who has sold more than 40 million albums – has been forced to postpone his scheduled July 15 concert at the California Rodeo Salinas to focus on recovery.

Family portrait 2021: Toby also has plenty of support from his three children - daughter Shelley, 42;  his daughter Kristal, 36;  and his son Stelen, 25 - as well as his wife of 38 years, Patricia 'Tricia' Lucus

Family portrait 2021: Toby also has plenty of support from his three children – daughter Shelley, 42; his daughter Kristal, 36; and his son Stelen, 25 – as well as his wife of 38 years, Patricia ‘Tricia’ Lucus

Stelen posted on Monday:

Stelen posted on Monday: “Thank you all for the kind words and prayers regarding my dad’s announcement yesterday. He’s a fighter he’s taken every step to mitigate it and needs a rest to recover in question. Please keep praying, but know that this is all going to be in the rear view a little further down the road. God is great’

Cause close to his heart: In 2006, Keith founded the Toby Keith Foundation, which later opened a free accommodation in 2014 called OK Kids Korral for pediatric cancer patients (pictured October 30)

Cause close to his heart: In 2006, Keith founded the Toby Keith Foundation, which later opened a free accommodation in 2014 called OK Kids Korral for pediatric cancer patients (pictured October 30)

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