Toby Keith Accepts Icon Award Amidst Battle with Stomach Cancer: “Bet You Thought You’d Never See Me in Skinny Jeans”

Country music icon Toby Keith proved that his sense of humor is still intact as he accepted the Country Music Icon Award amidst his battle with stomach cancer. Keith took to the stage at the People's Choice Country Awards 2023 on Thursday night to receive the prestigious accolade for his contributions as an entertainer, humanitarian, and businessman. The award was presented to him by fellow country singer Blake Shelton after a heartwarming video montage showcasing Keith’s career over the years. Toby didn’t miss a beat and delivered a punchline, saying, “Bet you thought you'd never see me in skinny jeans.” The audience erupted in laughter, appreciating his jest about his weight loss due to his cancer diagnosis. With a touch of gratitude, Keith thanked the audience and expressed his gratitude to his team, family, and most importantly, his fans. He also performed his hit song “Don't Let the Old Man In,” marking his first television performance since revealing his diagnosis in June of last year.

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