Toby Keith opened up about his battle with stomach cancer for the first time since revealing his diagnosis in June.

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The 61-year-old country music star shared an update on his health and future touring plans during an appearance on CMT's "Hot 20 Countdown."

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"I’m thinking about getting back into fighting shape" Keith said in a preview for the interview that was shared on social media.

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"It’s pretty debilitating to have to go through all that," the "A Little Less Talk and a Lot More Action" hitmaker admitted.

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"But as long as everything stays hunky-dory, then we’ll look at something good in the future."

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The singer announced that he was battling stomach cancer and taking time off to recover from treatment in posts that he shared to his Instagram and Twitter accounts.

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"Last fall I was diagnosed with stomach cancer," he wrote. "I've spent the last 6 months receiving chemo, radiation and surgery

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He added: "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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