Toby Keith gives update on stomach cancer battle: 'It's a little bit of a roller coaster'
Keith accepted the Country Icon Award at the People's Choice Country Awards.
Toby Keith gave an update on his battle with stomach cancer at the People's Choice Country Awards Thursday night.
The "Should've Been a Cowboy" singer, 62, stepped out with longtime wife Tricia Lucas on the red carpet and told E! News he's feeling "pretty good."
"It's a little bit of a roller coaster," he continued. "You get good days and, you know, you're up and down, up and down. It's always zero to 60 and 60 to zero, but I feel good today."
Keith's 30-year career in the industry was celebrated during the inaugural awards show, as he was awarded the Country Icon Award.
He gave a nod to his health situation in his acceptance speech, saying, "I want to thank the Almighty for allowing me to be here tonight; he's been riding shotgun with me for a little while."
"I want to thank my beautiful family that's here. A lot of people go into making a big career like this of 30 years," he said. "Most of all, I want to thank the fans for still allowing us to do what we do."
Keith was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2021.