With his exquisite fusion of traditional country music and honky tonk, 64-year-old Alan Jackson has enthralled millions of fans for four decades.
He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017, is a Grand Ole Opry member, and has sold over 80 million records.
However, Alan has recently experienced some terrible tragedies, and he revealed last year that he had been diagnosed with a degenerative neurological condition.
In 2018, a boating accident claimed the life of Ben Selecman. His family and the Country Music Hall of Famer are still in mourning.
In a cruel turn of events, the 28-year-old—married to Mattie Jackson Selecman—died while assisting a woman into a boat.
The Tennessean claims that while assisting a woman into a boat, Ben fell and hit his head. Ben suffered “serious traumatic brain injuries,” even though he was immediately taken to the hospital. “.
Employees at Davidson County District Attorney Glenn Funk, where Ben served as an Assistant District Attorney, told The Tennessean that they would miss him for his sense of humour and unwavering tenacity.
They stated, “He was a rising star, and I’m sorry we lost him, but I’m grateful for every day he worked for us because he was fantastic.”.
Alan Jackson recently acknowledged how this family tragedy influenced his songs from earlier this year, Where Have You Gone and Angels and Alcohol.
A family reunion is the best thing ever.
Three years have passed since Mattie lost her lover, and she has supported her father through this difficult time. The fact that the father and daughter admitted to co-writing the song “Racing the Dark” is even more concerning. They did not previously inspire the well-known country song he wrote about Jackson’s girls.
By buying Mattie’s upcoming book, Lemons on Friday: Trusting God Through My Greatest Heartbreak, fans of the celebrity can download the song. In the book, Mattie describes how the death of her spouse affected her and how her faith enabled her to start the healing process.
She also discusses how her suffering inspired her to co-found Nashville. This company works to empower women in Music City, and how this inspired her to discover new strengths.
In addition, Alan and his wife, the New York Times bestselling author Denise Jackson, provide an introduction to the book. The married couple talks about their personal experiences, including how they grew to care for her in new ways and how they dealt with the death of a new family member.
Illness of Alan Jackson.
Alan Jackson, regrettably, has also had to deal with some health issues of his own. In an exclusive interview conducted last year, Alan disclosed that he had recently been dealing with serious health issues.
Alan claims to have had issues for the previous ten years and has Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a degenerative nerve condition.
The illness affects the country singer’s life; sometimes, it might be challenging for him to walk and keep his balance. Since the disease is genetic and was inherited from Alan’s father, there is sadly no cure.
Alan believes that things have gotten worse over time.
“I’ve been bothered by it for years, but there is no cure. And it’s becoming more and more evident. And I’m conscious of my stumbling around on stage. And now, even in front of the microphone, I’m finding it difficult to balance, and I just feel really uncomfortable,” he admitted to Jenna Bush Hager from Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Smaller, weaker muscles in the body’s extremities are affected, which affects the peripheral nervous system and causes balance issues. The arms and legs sustain the majority of the harm.
Alan has no plans to step away from the spotlight, even if it is a setback for him. He hopes to perform his songs on tour for a very long time.
I won’t die from it. “It’s not fatal,” Jackson said. “However, there is a connection between it and Parkinson’s disease and muscular dystrophy. “.
Please accept our prayers for you and your family, Alan. Among my favorite musicians!