Alan Jackson may have been suffering from a medical condition while attending this year’s CMA Awards, but it didn’t stop him from giving his all. Find out what’s been wrong with his health recently in the video below.
According to HITC, at the 2022 Country Music Awards, the musician became the tenth recipient of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor he received that evening is considered one of the highest honors a country musician can receive at the prestigious awards show.
He treated fans with exceptional performance before eventually accepting his award and giving a speech, and his medical issues did not prevent him from giving his all.
Several country stars, including Carrie Underwood, Jon Pardi, Dierks Bentley, and Lainey Wilson, gathered on the CMA stage to pay tribute to Jackson, according to the outlet.
It all started with a speech from the “Jesus, Take the Wheel” hitmaker, who stated that the legend’s show was the first concert she ever went to as a young woman.
After seeing him perform live, Underwood said it inspired her to pursue her dreams of becoming a musician.
“In every one of Alan Jackson’s songs, there is truth, for his powerful voice speaks to us about hope and heartache, about fun and friendship, about tragedy and triumph.”
She later performed the hit song “Remember When” in 2003 before being joined by the other singers.
To close the show, Jackson took the stage and sang “Don’t Rock The Jukebox” with all of his heart.
Alan Jackson had to cancel shows before taking the stage at the CMA Awards due to ongoing health issues.
Since last year, the country legend has reportedly been diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the medical condition causes nerve damage around the arms and legs, and while it is not always life-threatening, it affected the singer’s movement and balance.
In a previous interview with the “TODAY Show,” the musician explained that he has had the condition for ten years and has struggled to maintain his balance in front of the microphone while performing.
“It’s been affecting me for years, and it’s getting more and more obvious.”