Toby Keith reveals upcoming tour despite his cancer battle

Toby Keith reveals upcoming tour despite his cancer battle

Amid his ongoing cancer battle, country music legend Toby Keith is making a triumphant return to the stage. Keith has just unveiled two upcoming headline concerts scheduled for December in Las Vegas. The 62-year-old musician, who revealed his stomach cancer diagnosis in the autumn of 2021, joyfully shared this exciting news via a video posted on his Instagram.

In the video message, Toby Keith disclosed his plan to perform at Dolby Live Park MGM Las Vegas on December 10 and 11, marking his official comeback to live music after a two-year hiatus. These concerts, he explained, are intended to serve as “rehab” shows, allowing him to rekindle his connection with performing and “get the band back in sync.”

Following his cancer diagnosis, Keith decided to take a break from music to prioritize his health. Nevertheless, he has been consistently making public appearances, including surprise pop-up concerts in Oklahoma and his appearance at the People’s Choice Country Awards in Nashville.

In his video message, Toby Keith offered a glimpse into his ongoing battle with cancer and the unyielding spirit he has maintained throughout. He expressed, “I’ve been on the old rollercoaster. But Almighty’s riding shotgun; he’s letting me drive for some reason. I was going to sit around here and do nothing like I have been. Or (I can) get up, go outside. Don’t let the old man in, you know what I mean?”

He continued, “This is the first time in my whole life I’ve been off for over two years. I’ve never been off for a year in my life. And through COVID and cancer, the old devil’s been at me a little bit. I’ve got him by the horns right now, so instead of just sitting around and waiting, we’re going to get the band back together.”

Toby Keith was honored with the 2023 Country Icon Award at the People’s Choice Country Awards last month, and he delivered his first televised performance since revealing his cancer diagnosis in June 2022. He performed “Don’t Let the Old Man,” a song from Clint Eastwood’s 2018 film, “The Mule.”

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