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Toby Keith thanks fans for their ‘love and support’ two days after revealing stomach cancer battle

Seven-time Grammy nominee Toby Keith publicly thanked his fans on Tuesday just two days after announcing his six-month battle with stomach cancer.

The 60-year-old country crooner – who boasts 10.1M social media followers – wrote: ‘Thank you for all your love and support. I have the best fans in the world.’

Last fall, Toby was diagnosed with the painful gastric disease, which is most common in men ages 60-80 and infects an average 28K Americans annually – according to Rare Diseases.

We mend! Seven-time Grammy nominee Toby Keith publicly thanked his fans on Tuesday just two days after announcing his six-month battle with stomach cancer (pictured May 21)

The 60-year-old country crooner - who boasts 10.1M social media followers - wrote: 'Thank you for all your love and support.  I have the best fans in the world'

The 60-year-old country crooner – who boasts 10.1M social media followers – wrote: ‘Thank you for all your love and support. I have the best fans in the world’

‘I’ve spent the last six months receiving chemo, radiation, and surgery. So far, so good,’ Keith (last name Covel) announced Sunday.

‘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 not wait.’

The Oklahoma Breakdown star received supportive comments from retired NFL star Troy Aikman, CMT host Cody Alan, retired soccer star Chris Frederick, as well as singers Scott Stevens, Lance Carpenter, Savannah Rae, and Matt Rogers.

Toby also has lots of support from his three children – daughter Shelley, 42; daughter Krystal, 36; and son Stelen, 25 – plus his wife of 38 years, Patricia ‘Tricia’ Lucus.

Health woes: Last fall, Toby was diagnosed with the painful gastric disease, which is most common in men ages 60-80 and infects an average 28K Americans annually (pictured May 30)

Health woes: Last fall, Toby was diagnosed with the painful gastric disease, which is most common in men ages 60-80 and infects an average 28K Americans annually (pictured May 30)

Keith (last name Covel) announced Sunday: 'I've spent the last six months receiving chemo, radiation, and surgery.  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 not wait'

Keith (last name Covel) announced Sunday: ‘I’ve spent the last six months receiving chemo, radiation, and surgery. 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 not wait’

'Praying!'  The Oklahoma Breakdown star received supportive comments from retired NFL star Troy Aikman, CMT host Cody Alan, retired soccer star Chris Frederick, as well as singers Scott Stevens, Lance Carpenter, Savannah Rae, and Matt Rogers

‘Praying!’ The Oklahoma Breakdown star received supportive comments from retired NFL star Troy Aikman, CMT host Cody Alan, retired soccer star Chris Frederick, as well as singers Scott Stevens, Lance Carpenter, Savannah Rae, and Matt Rogers

‘Thank you to you all for the kind words and prayers regarding my dad’s announcement yesterday,’ Stelen posted on Monday.

‘He’s a fighter, has done all the measures to mitigate it and needs rest to get back to his self. Please keep the prayers flowing, but know this is all going to be in the rear view a short ways down the road. God is great.’

In 2006, Keith founded the Toby Keith Foundation, which went on to open a cost-free housing facility in 2014 called OK Kids Korral for pediatric cancer patients.

The Donald Trump inauguration performer – who’s sold over 40M albums – was forced to postpone his concert scheduled for July 15 at the California Rodeo Salinas in order to focus on recovery.

2021 family portrait: Toby also has lots of support from his three children - daughter Shelley, 42;  daughter Krystal, 36;  and son Stelen, 25 - plus his wife of 38 years, Patricia 'Tricia' Lucus

2021 family portrait: Toby also has lots of support from his three children – daughter Shelley, 42; daughter Krystal, 36; and son Stelen, 25 – plus his wife of 38 years, Patricia ‘Tricia’ Lucus

Stelen posted on Monday: 'Thank you to you all for the kind words and prayers regarding my dad's announcement yesterday.  He's a fighter, has done all the measures to mitigate it and needs rest to get back to his self.  Please keep the prayers flowing, but know this is all going to be in the rear view a short ways down the road.  God is great'

Stelen posted on Monday: ‘Thank you to you all for the kind words and prayers regarding my dad’s announcement yesterday. He’s a fighter, has done all the measures to mitigate it and needs rest to get back to his self. Please keep the prayers flowing, but know this is all going to be in the rear view a short ways down the road. God is great’

Cause close to his heart: In 2006, Keith founded the Toby Keith Foundation, which went on to open a cost-free housing facility in 2014 called OK Kids Korral for pediatric cancer patients (pictured October 30)

Cause close to his heart: In 2006, Keith founded the Toby Keith Foundation, which went on to open a cost-free housing facility in 2014 called OK Kids Korral for pediatric cancer patients (pictured October 30)

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