Country music legend Alan Jackson was hospitalized in 2022 following a severe stroke. A 64-year-old singer suffering from Charcot-Marie-Tooth degenerative neurological disease was taken to a nearby hospital when he felt dizzy and unsteady on his feet.
What is Charcot-Marie-Tooth?
Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) is an inherited condition affecting nerves that connect the brain to all parts of the body. CMT damages nerves that extend from arms and legs, leading to muscle weakness, numbness, pain, difficulty walking or balancing and difficulty balancing on uneven ground. CMT cannot be cured; however, treatment can help manage its symptoms and enhance quality of life.
How did Alan Jackson disclose his illness?
Alan Jackson revealed his CMT diagnosis during an interview with TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager in September 2021. He stated he inherited it from his father and it had been impacting him since several years prior, including difficulty performing on stage and feeling very uncomfortable during performances.
“I know I’m having some difficulty walking on stage and balancing properly, even in front of the microphone,” he admitted.
He added that he did not plan to retire from music anytime soon and that he aimed to do as much as possible within his reach.
“I never wanted to do the big retirement tour like other musicians do, then take time off, like others do and come back,” he stated. “That statement may seem unconvincing; however, that does not indicate my lack of touring; rather I will try my hardest to keep touring as often as possible.
How is Alan Jackson doing now?
According to sources close to Alan Jackson, he is doing well following his stroke at home, receiving care and support from doctors as well as family. Denise Jackson whom he married in 1979 as well as their daughters Mattie, Alexandra, and Dani have been there throughout this ordeal.
He received an outpouring of admiration and love from fans and fellow country stars when he received the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in November 2021. Performing one of his iconic hits “Don’t Rock the Jukebox”, as well as giving an emotional speech thanking his wife and other members of country music industry, this event brought out all sorts of emotions for him from fans and peers alike.
“Country music has been so good to me,” he reflected. “I fell in love with it as a teenager.”
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FAQ: The Ultimate Guide to Your Questions
Q: Is Alan Jackson still alive?
A: Alan Jackson is still alive and recovering from his stroke.
Q: What Is Alan Jackson’s Net Worth?
Celebrity Net Worth estimates Alan Jackson’s net worth as of 2022 as estimated by Celebrity Net Worth to be an estimated $95 Million.
Q: How many albums has Alan Jackson released?
A: Alan Jackson has released 23 studio albums as of 2018, two Christmas albums, two gospel albums, four compilation albums, one live album and one tribute album.
Q: How many awards has Alan Jackson received?
A: To date, Alan Jackson has amassed over 90 awards including two Grammys, 16 CMAs, 17 ACMs, two American Country Music Association awards (ACM), two AMAs (American Music Award), two Billboard Music Awards (BMAs), an ASCAP Founders Award from BMI Icon Awards as well as CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award, CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award and being inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (AMHoF).