Toby Keith, one of the most popular country music stars in the world says he's been battling stomach cancer.

The 60-year old Keith posted a status about his condition on social media.

“Last fall I was diagnosed with stomach cancer,” he wrote on Instagram. “I’ve spent the last 6 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’t wait.”

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"Last fall I was diagnosed with stomach cancer," Keith said in a statement on social media.