Alan Jackson, a legendary figure in country music, revealed that he had been diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease more than ten years earlier in a candid interview with “Today” show host Jenna Bush Hager in September 2021.
“I suffer from neuropathy and a neurological condition. It was genetically passed down to me from my father. I’ve been bothered by that for years, and there is no fix. “.
“And every day, it becomes more obvious. Moreover, I’m aware of my stumbles as I walk across the stage. Even with the microphone in front of me, I’m finding it difficult to balance right now, and I’m just feeling anxious,” he clarified.
Jackson claims that although the condition cannot be cured, it is not fatal. However, it makes tasks like standing on stage and performing much harder. The disease Charcot-Marie-Tooth, or CMT for short, is known to cause limb weakness and obliterate nerves, according to the Mayo Clinic.
He was scheduled to perform at the Nashville, Tennessee, CMA Fest in 2022, but many of his fans were concerned about his health because of the cancellation. Jackson’s “Final Call: One More for the Road” tour was completed in 2022 while on the road except for two postponed dates.
Alan Jackson quickly rose to the top of the country music market after experiencing success with songs like “Little Bitty” and “Gone Country” in the late 1980s. However, a lot has changed in Jackson’s life since then.
On the “In Joy Life” podcast’s episode from February 21 (hosted by his daughter Mattie Jackson), Alan Jackson gave a brief interview about his plans despite his health issues.
There may be some brand-new songs included in these. He assured his daughter, “I definitely feel like some more music will come. “I’m always writing down notes and making music. If I hadn’t started writing, I would have grown tired of singing long ago. “.
Many fans commended and supported the singer in the comments after Alan shared a clip of the interview on his Instagram page. One Instagram user wrote, “Alan, you are a true country singer with a wonderful family.
Another person praised you for your love and music. Although Jackson will eventually get sicker, his fans will always appreciate his enormous contribution to the country music industry.