The singer said it was a genetic “neuropathy and neurological disease” that she inherited from her father.
“There’s no cure, but it’s been affecting me for years,” Jackson said. “And it’s getting more and more clear. And I know I’m going to stumble on stage. And now I’m having a little trouble balancing even in front of the microphone, and that’s why I feel very uncomfortable.”
The disease is not fatal and the singer, who has been a staple of country music for decades with hits including “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” and “Where I Come From”, said he is living with it.
And at this point, it doesn’t look like the man inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in 2017 is ready to quit performing.
“I’m not saying I won’t be able to tour,” Jackson said. “I’ll try to do as much as I can.”