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Country music icon Alan Jackson reveals degenerative nerve condition diagnosis: ‘There’s no cure’

Country star Alan Jackson will continue to perform after going public with his battle with neurological disease, CMT (Picture: Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for ACM)

County music star Alan Jackson has revealed how he is coping after being diagnosed with a degenerative nerve condition.

The 62-year-old singer opened up about his Charcot-Marie-Tooth diagnosis during Tuesday’s Today Show, during a candid chat with Jenna Bush Hager.

According to Cedars-Sinai, CMT is an inherited nerve problem that causes abnormalities in the nerves that supply your feet, legs, hands, and arms.

It affects both your motor and sensory nerves making it difficult to move and affecting the way your brain registers pain.

The two-time Grammy winner explained: ‘I have this neuropathy and neurological disease. It’s genetic that I inherited from my daddy…

‘There’s no cure for it, but it’s been affecting me for years and it’s getting more and more obvious.’

The Remember When singer continued: ‘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.’

The beloved country star, who was diagnosed with CMT 10-years-ago, then confirmed: ‘It’s not going to kill me. It’s not deadly. But it’s related [to] muscular dystrophy and Parkinson’s disease.’

The Livin’ on Love hitmaker revealed he won’t be changing his approach to his career as he said: ‘I never wanted to do the big retirement tour, like people do, then take a year off and then come back.

‘I think that’s kinda cheesy. And I’m not saying I won’t be able to tour. I’ll try to do as much as I can.’

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