Country Singer Alan Jackson Shares His ‘No Cure’ Diagnosis


Alan Jackson is best known for his country music hits. Now, he’s opening up about the reason he hasn’t been performing live much anymore. He has been battling a “no cure” degenerative neurological condition called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. Unfortunately, he inherited the disease from his father.

The 62-year-old revealed, “It’s not going to kill me. It’s not deadly. But it’s related (to) muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease.” He added, “There’s no cure for it, but it’s been affecting me for years. And it’s getting more and more obvious. And I know I’m stumbling around onstage. And now I’m having a little trouble balancing, even in front of the microphone, and so I just feel very uncomfortable.”

Alan Jackson shares more about the disease he’s been dealing with for years
ALAN JACKSON, from ‘One Night In Austin,’ 8/3/92. (c)TNN. Courtesy: Everett Collection.

However, he said he isn’t letting it stop him. He hopes to continue to tour and do as much work as he can. His wife of 42 years, Denise Jackson, has been standing by his side through his challenges. She shared, “The happy side of that is we’ve had a fairytale life. He’ll have so many songs for our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren to hear and know who he was.”
19 April 2015 – Arlington, Texas – Alan Jackson. 50th Academy Of Country Music Awards held at AT&T Stadium. Photo Credit: MJT/AdMedia/Image Collect

Sending our well wishes to Alan.

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Teny Laveder

Thank you Alan Jackson for sharing your songs with America and beyond. You are an amazing entertainer, and so humble and dang good looking.

Suzie Crim

Praying for you & we have always,enjoyed your music, but most of all , thank much for being true to country music..Sorry but it's no longer real country out there but lots of junk...

Alabama Kevin Roddy

Sorry this is happening to this awesome husband, father, one of the best country music singer and song writer, and most of all a devout Christian. That is not afraid to stand and tell that he is a Christian.Lord knows this is a test of faith. I know even a millionaire country music singer is tested. My prayers go out to Alan Jackson, his wife, his kids, and all other family and friends. May God touch them, where God's grace will be seen working in there lives. May God's will be done.


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