Country Music Hall of Fame member Alan Jackson has revealed he has spent the past decade battling Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a degenerative nerve condition that impacts the peripheral nervous system and causes balance problems.
During an interview with TODAY's Jenna Bush Hager, the 62-year-old star discussed living with CMT, which Jackson says has begun to affect his balance. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, there is no cure for the condition, but it is not typically life threatening and can be managed with therapy.
"I have this neuropathy and neurological disease," Jackson told TODAY. "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. 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.