Alan Jackson pushes back Pittsburgh Concert, citing health concerns: ‘I tried as much as I could’

BLOOMINGTON, IL - MAY 09: Alan Jackson performs at US Cellular Coliseum on May 9, 2015 in Bloomington, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)

According to reports, Alan Jackson’s website posted a statement regarding the postponement, citing a neurological condition known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth or CMT as the cause of his health issue.

The concert was scheduled for Oct. 8 at the PPG Paints Arena as part of his “Last Call: One More for the Road Tour,” but the country star was equally disappointed when he informed fans that he would be unable to perform for them on Saturday.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter stated:

“I hoped I’d be able to be there; I hate to disappoint my fans.”

He added:

“I tried as much as I could to play this show at this time.”

According to the website, fans should keep their tickets because they will be honored for the rescheduled date of the concert. However, it was also stated that it would take place in 2023.

According to reports, Jackson has been dealing with the effects of his neuropathy diagnosis. He also admitted that it affected his balance.

A year ago, he told Jenna Bush during an interview:

“It’s been affecting me for years. And it’s getting more and more obvious.”

Perhaps this is one of the reasons for the tour’s name, “Last Call: One More for the Road Tour,” as he may be unable to continue touring in his current condition.

According to reports, the singer-songwriter pledged to donate a dollar for every ticket sold to the CMT Research Foundation to show his support and dedication to the fight against his diagnosis. A group of CMT Research Foundation donors and board members will match the amount.

According to Jackson’s website, his tour has been an “enormous success,” with sold-out shows since summer began.

Jackson rose to prominence in the country music genre after being born in Newnan, Georgia. In 2001, he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame after selling over 75 million records worldwide.

In 2017, he and recently deceased country singer Loretta Lynn were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2018, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame for his songwriting abilities.

While his early releases, such as his single “Blue Blooded Woman,” released in 1989, were not as successful, his subsequent releases, “Someday,” “Dallas,” and “Love’s Got A Hold On You,” peaked at number one.

Jackson has also received several awards, including two Grammys and three American Music Awards. At the 2003 Grammy Awards, he won Best Country Song for “Where Were You “When the World Stopped Turning”)” and Best Country Collaboration with Vocals for “As She’s Walking Away” with Zac Brown Band.