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Fans of country music icon Toby Keith are praying for him amid heartbreaking cancer diagnosis

Melanie Macleod

Country music star Toby Keith took to Instagram to let his devoted fans know he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer.

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“Last fall I was diagnosed with stomach cancer. I have spent the last 6 months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery. So far so good. I need time to breathe, recover and relax,” he wrote on Instagram.

Toby Keith shared his cancer diagnosis on Instagram

“I can’t wait to spend this time with my family. But I’ll see the fans sooner rather than later. I can’t wait,” he continued.

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The 60-year-old has legions of fans, and many rushed to send him their best wishes, with celebrities also showering the star with love.

Professional golfer Taylor Cusack wrote, “Praying for you, T,” while fellow musician Scott Stevens wrote, “Praying and thinking of your brother.”

Toby Keith fans sent their prayers following the disturbing news

Fans commented, “I pray massively for you” and “I send you love, strength and prayers!”

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Toby is due to perform several concerts this month and did not say if these would continue, but he was due to perform at the Ohio State Fair in late July, and the event announced on social media that his slot has been cancelled. .

Toby Keith hopes to return to the stage soon

Considering the star underwent three different types of treatment during his battle with cancer, it’s likely he’ll need time to rest, with fans understanding his decision.

One wrote: ‘Hope to see you back on the road healthy soon’, while another said: ‘Hang on Toby! Got this!’

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