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

Country music legend Alan Jackson has bravely shared his battle with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), a condition he inherited from his father. Despite grappling with the disease for over a decade, Jackson remains optimistic, though he acknowledges the increasing challenges as symptoms become more noticeable.

In a candid 2021 interview, Jackson discussed how CMT affects his balance and mobility, making performing on stage uncomfortable. Yet, he emphasizes that it isn’t life-threatening, although it shares similarities with muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease.

CMT, an inherited nerve disorder, also affects Jackson’s grandmother and older sister. Throughout his journey, Jackson finds strength in his wife Denise’s unwavering support during their 40-year marriage.

Despite his health struggles, Jackson continues his music career, embarking on his Last Call tour in 2022, celebrating his legacy. Grateful for his life and fans, Jackson acknowledges the role of country music in his journey.

As fans reflect on his legendary career, they offer love and support to Jackson as he faces CMT with resilience