Please pray for Alan Jackson as he shares a dreadful diagnosis.

Alan Jackson, a well-known country music musician, recently broke the devastating news to his fans and followers. The 62-year-old Grammy winner suffers from Charcot-Marie-Tooth syndrome, a degenerative neurological condition that hinders his balance and lowers muscle size and function. He has acknowledged feeling awkward and shaky on stage, which may impair his ability to stand independently and perform live.

Despite the heartbreaking news, Jackson is optimistic that his condition will not prohibit him from traveling; nevertheless, only time will tell if he is correct.

CMT disease is a hereditary disorder that Jackson got from his father, who also had it and his grandmother. Jackson’s sister is also suffering from CMT. There is no known cure for the condition. Despite its link to other diseases, including Parkinson’s and muscular dystrophy, it is not fatal.

During an interview, Jackson addressed his illness, calling it a “gift” to share it with the public and live his life authentically rather than hiding it. “It’s been bugging me for years, and it’s getting worse,” he explained. “I’m aware that I’m bumbling around on stage.”

“And now I’m having trouble balancing, even in front of the microphone, and I’m feeling quite anxious. I believe it will help me now to put it out there.”

Jackson has made considerable progress in his country music career despite the limitations imposed by his CMT ailment. In the United States, he has sold over 45 million albums, making him one of the best-selling recording artists of all time.

Last year, Johnny joined other country music luminaries Loretta Lynn and Lee Ann Womack in being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. “The first time I met Alan, he looked like a scared little boy,” Lynn recounted of Jackson, who could not attend Jackson’s formal induction into the hall of fame.

“He was practicing his songs backstage. Because he was so brilliant, I remember looking at him and telling him, ‘You’re going to be one of the best country singers,’ because he was so young. He has not disappointed me.”

Even though Jackson’s CMT diagnosis has hampered his popularity in country music, he has achieved enormous success. Despite the obstacles he endures, he has the encouragement and support of his fans and fellow musicians, and he will continue to produce music and inspire others.