On Tuesday, September 28th, Alan Jackson appeared on Today with Jenna Bush Hagar where he opened up about his health.
The country legend revealed that he was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome – a hereditary nerve condition that affects the signals your nerves send to your arms, hands, legs and feet.
In the interview, Jackson said that he had been diagnosed 10 years ago and that the condition was beginning to affect his ability to walk.
“I have this neuropathy and neurological disease,” Jackson said. “It’s genetic that I inherited from my daddy … 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 on stage. And now I’m having a little trouble balancing, even in front of the microphone, and so I just feel very uncomfortable.”
“It’s not going to kill me. It’s not deadly,” he added. “But it’s related (to) muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease.”
Alan joked, “I just didn’t want people to think I was just drunk up there on stage, stumbling around every night.”
The country legend is still performing as much as he can.
View this post on Instagram