This morning, country star Alan Jackson shared his journey with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease on the Today Show with Jenna Bush Hager. Alan Jackson has been a prominent figure in country music for nearly 3 decades, with his recent induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017.
“I have this neuropathy and neurological disease,” Alan Jackson shared with TODAY. “It’s genetic that I inherited from my daddy … There’s no cure for it, but it’s been affecting me for years.”
He shared some of his experiences with the effects of CMT on his ability to walk and perform on stage.
To watch the full interview, please visit the Today’s Show Interview with Alan Jackson.
The CMTA is grateful to Alan Jackson for using his platform to bring awareness to CMT, a neurological disease that affects more than 3 million people worldwide.
This CMT Awareness Month, we have seen the CMT community come out in waves to share their stories, raise awareness, and be a beacon of light for the community.
As always, the CMTA is here for you, your family, and everyone affected by CMT.
Sincerely, The CMTA Team