On Friday, John Driskell uncovers a truth about his health that he has been going through ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)which is also known as Lou Gehrig’s.
Zac Brown Band Founder John Driskell Is Diagnosed With ALS, Find Out Is It True?
A short video has been shared on the official YouTube channel where he is announcing that he is a victim of ALS disease.
John Driskell’s Announcement About The ALS diagnosis
In the video, he said in the presence of all his beloved brothers and sisters who have supported him, he wants to share a piece of tough news with his beloved ones.
He continued by saying that over the last few years he noticed some balance issues and stiffness occurred in his hand thus, he stepped forward carefully and went to the country’s renowned neurologists who suggested him to get a diagnosis with ALS.
Though the technology is advancing very fast still, there is no exact treatment for ALS to date, and the progress of it will be slow if he maintains the diagnosis. From the beginning, the symptoms have been in slow progress.
He optimistically told that he has a plan to go ahead with these amazing people of the band. The video ends with a program, named Hope For A Cure for all the ALS survivors with no benefits.
John Driskell Hopkins Info:
John Driskell Hopkins is a 51 years old man who is known as a founding member of the Zac Brown Band, vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. From his earlier life, he was interested in music and instruments this, after college he formed his band, named brighter shade which is basically a rock band and he still works with the band.
In the early 2000s, the band worked on producing, recording, and collaborating on songs for two albums. The band worked on various projects and one of them is the Atlanta area with john’s friend Zac Brown.
In the year 2005, The Zac Brown and being an old friend of John Driskell Hopkins’s, offered him to join Zac Brown Band as a bass guitar and vocalist. Seven studio albums and two live albums have been released by the award-winning band.
One of their famous songs is Chicken Fried which got massive commercial success in contemporary times.
Later, he was impressed to listen to the songs of Balsam Range and instantly, brought all their pieces of music. But he did not stop here, he was enthusiastic about making connections personally with the band. He decided to join the group and record a CD.
In early 2013, the album Daylight was released.
Not only in the field of music but he also made films like Careful what you wish for, Adolescence, and more.
What Is ALS Disease And How Does It Affect?
For readers’ convenience, a brief is discussed here about ALS. Discussed by The Mayo Clinic that Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a progressive nervous system that is aimed to affect all the nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord that causes loss of muscle control.
The original cause of ALS has remained unknown and the symptoms can vary. As per the information, though the progress is slow over time the weakness of muscles will worsen.