The singer said that this is an inherited “neuropathy and nervous system disease” that he inherited from his father.
“There is no cure, but it has been affecting me for many years,” Jackson said. “And it’s becoming more and more obvious. I know I’m staggering on stage. Now I have a little difficulty in balance, even in front of the microphone, so I feel very uncomfortable.”
The disease is not fatal. The singer has been the lead singer of country music for decades, including hits such as “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” and “Where Am I From”, which he said he has endured.
At this point, it sounds like the people who were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 2017 are not ready to give up performing.
“I’m not saying I can’t tour,” Jackson said. “I will try my best to do what I can.”