Zac Brown Band establishing part, lyricist and bass guitarist John Driskell Hopkins uncovered Friday (May 20) that he has been determined to have ALS.

In a video shared to the band’s online entertainment pages, Hopkins, remaining close by the Zac Brown Band and his family, said he had “extreme news to share.”

“Throughout the course of recent years, I’ve seen some equilibrium issues and some solidness in my grasp. After cautious examination by a portion of the nation’s top nervous system specialists, I have been determined to have ALS. Since my side effects have been slow advancing structure the beginning, we accept they will keep on being slow advancing going ahead. God willing, I intend to shake with these astonishing individuals for a long time to come,” Hopkins said.

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Amyotrophic horizontal sclerosis, additionally called Lou Gehrig’s infection, is an ever-evolving neurodegenerative illness that influences nerve cells in the cerebrum and spinal string, as per the ALS Association .

Hopkins, 51, proceeded to say, “The innovation and exploration around ALS medicines has been progressing, yet we actually don’t have a fix. Much obliged such a huge amount for your requests and assisting us with restoring ALS.”

The band shared data for fans on the most proficient method to give toward ALS research — text HOP to 345-345 or visit to make a gift and find out more.

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