Toby Keith Reveals How He Found Peace With His Cancer Diagnosis
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Toby Keith Reveals How He Found Peace With His Cancer Diagnosis

Toby Keith speaks openly about his battle with stomach cancer in a new interview. 

In June of 2022, country music legend Toby Keith went public with news of his stomach cancer diagnosis. Since the fall of 2021, he has undergone surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation. At present, he is still continuing treatment.

In recent months, Keith has been transparent about his cancer journey and recovery, admitting the fear that he felt when he received the diagnosis, and sharing that he felt very weak during his iconic PCCAs performance.

This week, Toby Keith sat down for a one-on-one with News 9 in his home in Norman, Oklahoma, where he discussed his decades-long career and his cancer treatment journey.


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Toby Keith recalls finding peace amid his battle. 

News 9’s Robin Marsh asked the country music icon:

Have you experienced a peace that passes all understanding?

Her question references the well-known bible verse Philippians 4:7 which reads:

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (NKJV).

Without hesitation, Keith responds affirmatively and recalls reaching a “good spot” in the spring of 2022:

I just got to a point where I was comfortable with whatever happened. I had my brain wrapped around it and I was in a good spot, either way. People without faith don’t have that.

Toby Keith has relied heavily on his faith throughout the journey.   

During the interview, Keith shares how his faith has played an integral role in helping him cope with the disease. Marsh asked Keith how he perseveres through the “dark hallways.” He responds:

Faith. You have to have your faith. Thank God that I got it too. You take it for granted on the days that things are good, and you lean on it when days are bad, and it’s taught me to lean on it a little more every day.”

Hear it from Toby Keith himself in the video below. 

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