The Country Music Hall of Fame member Alan Jackson said on Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with a group of conditions called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, which damages the nerves. As a result, this ailment has made it difficult for him to move around and maintain his equilibrium on stage.
Jackson, who is 62 years old, said he inherited the illness from his father and that many members of his family have been affected by it during an interview with Jenna Bush Hager of the “TODAY” show. Ten years ago, his condition was determined.
Jackson said, “It’s been affecting me for years, and it’s becoming more and more visible to everyone around me.” I just feel really uncomfortable, and I just want people to know that’s why I look like I do, she continued. “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.” “And I know I’m stumbling around on stage, and now I’m having a little trouble even balancing in front of the microphone.”
He said that although the illness is not fatal, it will eventually prevent him from doing his work, and that he does not want his followers to feel bad for him.
“Where Have You Gone,” Michael Jackson’s first brand-new album in more than six years, was released this past spring. He currently only has one tour date set, which will occur on October 8 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The original plan was for this show to air in 2020.
He does not have any immediate plans to stop performing live.
In his own words, “I’ve always felt that I never wanted to do a retirement tour like people do, then take a year off, and come back.” I’ve always believed I wouldn’t want to take a retirement tour as other people do. I’ve always liked some of my heroes because they never retire and play as much as they can and want to. If my health would allow me, I’d like to follow their example, he added. “I know it sounds clichéd, but some of my heroes have always inspired me…They simply play as much as they can and never retire.