COUNTRY singer Alan Jackson has broken his silence after a bizarre rumor spread indicating that he passed away amidst his ongoing health battle.
Jackson, 64, shared a photo from one of his music videos on his social media platforms in the midst of the viral death hoax.
Jackson, who has been responsible for a number of country music hits including “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” is the latest celebrity to be hit with a death hoax by website FNEWS2.
The main page of the site featured a framed picture of Alan with “RIP” written next to it.
The title reads: “6 minutes ago/with a heavy heart as we report the sad news of 64-year-old singer Alan Jackson.”
The site has previously circulated false reports of the deaths of stars like Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington, and Dolly Parton.
Jackson revealed his Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease diagnosis in September 2021.
The degenerative nerve condition, which he was diagnosed with over ten years ago, affects Jackson’s balance and ability to walk.
“I have this neuropathy and neurological disease,” Jackson said on TODAY when he revealed his health diagnosis.
“It’s genetic that I inherited from my daddy … There’s no cure for it, but it’s been affecting me for years. And it’s getting more and more obvious. And I know I’m stumbling around on stage.
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“And now I’m having a little trouble balancing, even in front of the microphone, and so I just feel very uncomfortable.”
Just last week, Jackson appeared at the 2022 Country Music Association Awards, where he received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.
In his acceptance speech at the Nashville awards ceremony, Jackson said that “Country music has been real good to 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 gave it such a unique character to me and made it its own,” he continued.
“And I love the lyrics and the songs and the artists and the melodies and the harmonies. It’s just a real American music to me.”
Jackson has not publicly addressed the hoax.
The U.S. Sun has reached out for comment.