Toby Keith shares update on his battle with stomach cancer, revealing what’s kept him going: ‘He’s been riding shotgun with me’

Country music legend Toby Keith announced in June 2022 that he was battling stomach cancer and undergoing several months of chemotherapy.

“It’s been good so far,” he reassured fans, adding that he needed time to “breathe.”

Ahead of accepting the Country Icon award at the inaugural People’s Choice Country Awards on Thursday, the 62-year-old Oklahoma native shared how he’s put that precious breath to use. Told.

“I rely on my faith and just pray,” he says.
Said Fox News Digital. “You have to do what you have to do. I don’t know how someone without faith would do it. … That’s what I did.”

Keith says that through the battle, his faith “ [his] rock. ”

The award was presented by the country’s stars on Thursday night.
christian Blake Shelton, Keith joked, “You never thought you’d see me in skinny jeans.”

While expressing his gratitude to his family, fans and supporters, he also singled out his birth father, saying, “I want to thank Almighty God for letting me be here tonight. He will be with me for a while.” He rode shotgun to me,” he said.

Although he appears to have an advantage in the fight against cancer,
tell Eh! News, “I feel great. … It’s been a bit of a roller coaster. There are good days and, you know, you have your ups and downs, your ups and your downs. [sic]. It’s always zero to 60, 60 to zero, but I felt good today.”

Musicians in June
revealed He said the Oklahoman’s tumor has shrunk by a third and everything is “trending really well.”

At the awards ceremony, Keith performed “Don’t Let the Old Man In” from Clint Eastwood’s 2018 film The Mule to a misty-eyed audience.

Regarding song selection, Keith said,
Said NBC said, “We felt it was appropriate to return to television for the first time and perform live in front of a live audience.”

In the song, Keith sings, “When he rides his horse/And you feel that cold, harsh wind/Look out the window and smile/Don’t let the old man in.”

Keith said she is looking forward to returning to performing in the fall “if all goes well.”

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