On February 6, Toby Keith’s team took to official Instagram page to announce the county music legends passing.
Keith’s passing comes a year and a half after he revealed that he was battling stomach cancer. However, over the last couple of month, the music star had revealed that he made great strides as he continued to get treated, even returning to the stage for a time.
“Toby Keith passed peacefully last night on February 5th, surrounded by his family. He fought this fight with grace and courage. Please respect the privacy of his family at this time,” the statement read. Keith was just 62 years old.
On Sunday, just two days ago, Keith shared a video of him on stage, holding up his guitar for the large crowd before him as he soaked in the applause having just preformed for them. Heartbreaking.
In the last month, Toby Keith revealed that he hasmade great strides since being diagnosed with stomach cancer.
Keith has canceled his tour after revealing his diagnosis in 2022. “I’ve spent the last 6 months receiving chemo, radiation, and surgery,” Keith wrote in the original statement he shared on June 2022.
“Last fall I was diagnosed with stomach cancer,” he explained. 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.”
Then, nearly a year and a half later, Keith surprised fans when he appeared at a celebration following the Oklahoma Sooners’ softball team winning the NCAA championship. Now, he’s sharing a more detailed update on his cancer battle.