Country star Toby Keith has thanked his fans for their support following his cancer diagnosis last weekend.

Keith, who announced he had been diagnosed with stomach cancer on Sunday, issued a statement on social media saying: “Thank you for all your love and support. I have the best fans in the world.”

After sharing his diagnosis, he received an outpouring of support from fans and fellow celebrities including Jason Aldean and RaeLynn.

Keith revealed that the diagnosis was first made in late 2021 and in the six months following he had received chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. His planned concert tour calendar was cleared, wiping out more than a dozen shows, to allow time to recuperate.