FANS of country music star Alan Jackson have taken to social media to pray for the icon’s health to improve.
The 64-year-old singer-songwriter announced in 2021 that he had Charcot-Marie-Tooth neurological disease.
On Thanksgiving, Jackson shared a heartwarming snap of his family standing happily together in front of a fireplace with two dogs looking up at them.
Fans took the opportunity to send Jackson their best wishes for health ahead of the holidays.
One fan said: “God’s peace and love be upon you and your precious family.
“In my thoughts and prayers as you deal with your health concerns.”
Another commented: “What an amazing picture!! wonderful family. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Alan. Pray for your health to improve.”
He wasn’t wearing his typical Western attire, leading one fan to say they couldn’t recognize him in the picture.
And another added: “I was like… Everyone but Alan is in there. Never see him without a hat.”
A third said: “Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! You’re so hard to spot without your big cowboy hat.”
It comes after bizarre rumors swirled around the internet claiming Jackson had died.
The baseless speculation was debunked after a clip of the music star was shared online, captioned: “I’m still living that honky tonk dream y’all”.
Jackson revealed that he was “definitely living” the American dream.
The clip was captured at the 2022 Country Music Association Awards last week, where it received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.
“LIVING THE AMERICAN DREAM”
He told fans, “Country music was really good for me and I fell in love with it when I was a young man.”
“I really love the instruments, the steel guitars and the fiddles and things like that that have given me such a unique character and made it my own,” he continued.
“And I love the lyrics and the songs and the artists and the melodies and the harmonies. To me, this is just real American music.”
Last September, the popular music star opened up about his CMT disease diagnosis.
The condition, which he was diagnosed over 10 years ago, affected Jackson’s balance and ability to walk.
He told TODAY at the time: “I have this neuropathy and neurological condition.
“It’s genetic, I inherited it from my father… There’s no cure for it, but it’s been affecting me for years.
“And it’s becoming more and more obvious. And I know I’m stumbling around on stage.
“And now I’ve got a bit of a balance problem, even in front of the mic, and that’s why I’m just really uncomfortable.”
He revealed that the disease “won’t kill me.”
CMT affects around 126,000 people in the United States and 2.6 million people worldwide, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders.
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