Country Music Legend Toby Keith ‘Heartbroken,’ Forced to Cancel Charity Benefit after ‘Tough Week’

Country music legend Toby Keith has been forced to cancel a charity benefit concert due to being too ill to travel.

As Slay News reported, Keith announced in June he was fighting stomach cancer.

He was scheduled to appear at a charity he holds dear to his heart, Sabeswings, but had to cancel because “he is still in recovery.”

Keith revealed that he’s having “a tough week” and is “not yet up for the travel.”

He was set to receive the Sabeswings Second Annual Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with cancer patient support programs through the Toby Keith Foundation and the OK Kids Korral.

According to the event organizer, Keith is “heartbroken” that he is unable to attend because he is very “passionate about these charities.”

Keith shared on Instagram news about the award earlier:

“Next week, Toby will be honored by his friend #MLB legend @bretsaberhagen & his wife Kandace and receive the @sabeswings Second Annual Lifetime Achievement Award.

“Through his work with the @tkfoundation1, he’s been helping cancer patients and their families for years.

“The story about the cause is in the new @themagazinelifestyle, written by @liztaylorworld.”

Sabeswings said when they announced that Keith won the award:

“This year we are proud to announce that Toby Keith is the recipient of our Lifetime Achievement award.

“The Toby Keith Foundation has been helping children with cancer since 2006 and has streamlines its efforts around no-cost housing for children with cancer.”

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One Instagram user said:


“So deserving of this award.

“You WILL be remembered for years and years to come sweetheart!

“You are so LOVED MY COWBOY! Forever praying for you!”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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