Alan Jackson Opens Up About His Battle with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease

Inside Alan Jackson’s battle with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease: ‘It’s getting more and more obvious’

Country music star Alan Jackson, known for hits like “Chattahoochie” and “Good Times,” recently spoke out about his decade-long struggle with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT). At 65 years old, Jackson is now sharing his journey with his beloved fans and providing an update on his condition.

CMT is a neurological disorder that affects the nerves in the feet, legs, hands, and arms. It is a genetic condition often inherited from parents. Jackson revealed that he inherited the disease from his father and that it has been affecting him for many years.

Despite the challenges CMT brings, Jackson remains positive and emphasizes that the disease is not life-threatening. However, it does cause balance and mobility issues, making performing on stage more difficult for him. The singer acknowledges that it’s becoming increasingly apparent during his performances.

Throughout his career, Jackson has had the unwavering support of his wife, Denise. They have been together since high school and have three daughters. Denise has been his biggest champion, even coaxing the late Glen Campbell into meeting Jackson when she was working as a flight attendant. This meeting became a turning point in Jackson’s career.

Denise continues to be there for Jackson through thick and thin. In his acceptance speech for the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the CMA Awards, he expressed gratitude for her unwavering support over the past 40 years.

In 2021, Jackson embarked on his tour, “Last Call: One More for the Road Tour.” Despite some misconceptions, he clarifies that it’s not a farewell tour. Jackson doesn’t want to retire completely but acknowledges that he may need to scale back his performances due to his condition.

He wants his fans to know that he appreciates their support and doesn’t want them to be sad for him. Instead, he views it as a natural part of life. Jackson hopes to continue touring as much as he can and promises to keep “keepin’ it country.”

Alan Jackson has made a lasting impact on country music, and fans have their own favorite memories of his songs and performances. Please share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below. Let’s spread love and support for this legendary singer who has touched our lives with his music.