Country singer Alan Jackson, 65, determined to hit the road for a farewell tour despite a crippling nerve condition

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Alan Jackson plans to continue his farewell tour despite his crippling health condition.

June 11, 2024, published at 6:00 AM ET

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A friend revealed that Jackson didn't want to “go out” by “disappointing fans.”

“Alan insisted he didn't want to go out like that. He disappointed fans because he couldn't play shows they had tickets for,” a friend told the National researcher.

“He has been working very hard with his medical team – and while his condition hasn't really gotten any better, it hasn't gotten any worse either. He is determined to do a farewell tour without canceling any dates.”

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Jackson revealed in 2021 that he was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

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The Chattahoochee Hitmaker is reportedly battling Charcot-Marie-Tooth genetic disease, a neurological condition similar to muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's disease, which torpedoed 16 dates of his 2022 farewell tour.

But now the country music legend is launching a 10-show version of his Last Call: One More For the Road tour this August, in a valiant attempt to triumphantly end his glittering 35-year career.

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Jackson previously admitted that there is no cure for his condition.

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In a statement posted on his websiteJackson said: “I've been touring for over 30 years – my daughters are all grown, we have a grandchild and one on the way… and I'm enjoying spending more time at home. But my fans always come show up to have a good time, and I'm going to give them the best show I can for this Last call.”

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In 2021, Jackson revealed that he suffers from the devastating condition that will, over time, rob him of the ability to walk or even move his limbs. Well-known sustainability expert Dr. Gabe Mirkin told the outlet that the I will try singer faces a bleak future.

“Alan sooner or later looks at life in a wheelchair,” explained Mirkin, who has not treated the musician. “Your muscles eventually atrophy and you lose your ability to use your arms and legs to the point where they become useless.”

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According to medical experts, the condition will eventually cost the singer his ability to walk.

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When Jackson announced his condition in a 2021 interview with Todayhe said he inherited his father's disease – and admitted: “There is no cure.”

The singer confessed that he had problems with “stumbling on stage” and “had a little trouble balancing, even in front of the microphone.”

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But the friend claims Jackson can still make music and is determined to continue his farewell tour.

“Alan really wants to do this while he still can,” the friend explained. “He wants to repay his fans for all the love they've shown him over the years. He's a fighter!”

RadarOnline.com has reached out to Jackson's representatives for comment.

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