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The Early Signs of the Disease That Could End Alan Jackson's Performing Career

Best Life Logo By Allie Hogan of Best Life | Slide 2 of 5: On Sept. 28, Jackson gave an exclusive interview to Today, where he revealed that he had been diagnosed with a degenerative nerve condition, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. "I have this neuropathy and neurological disease," Jackson said. "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 star acknowledged that the disease is affecting his ability to perform the way he once could. "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," he continued.The singer said he "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." However, Jackson is not sure what the future holds for him in light of his condition. "I'm not saying I won't be able to tour. I'll try to do as much as I can," he said.RELATED: Al Roker Is Warning Everyone to Do This After His Cancer Diagnosis.

Alan Jackson revealed that he has Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

On Sept. 28, Jackson gave an exclusive interview to Today, where he revealed that he had been diagnosed with a degenerative nerve condition, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. "I have this neuropathy and neurological disease," Jackson said. "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 star acknowledged that the disease is affecting his ability to perform the way he once could. "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," he continued.

The singer said he "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." However, Jackson is not sure what the future holds for him in light of his condition. "I'm not saying I won't be able to tour. I'll try to do as much as I can," he said.

RELATED: Al Roker Is Warning Everyone to Do This After His Cancer Diagnosis.

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