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What’s ALS? Zac Brown Band’s John Driskell Hopkins recognized

What’s ALS? Zac Brown Band’s John Driskell Hopkins recognized

John Driskell Hopkins shared the analysis and addressed his future plans with the nation music group.

John Driskell Hopkins of the nation music group Zac Brown Band says he has been recognized with ALS. 

Hopkins, 51, revealed the “powerful information” in a video Friday together with his bandmates: “Over the previous a number of years, I’ve observed some steadiness points and a few stiffness in my arms,” he mentioned. “After cautious evaluation by among the nation’s high neurologists, I’ve been recognized with ALS.”

Hopkins, also called Hop, mentioned he plans to maintain performing with Zac Brown Band. 

“As a result of my signs have been gradual progressing from the beginning, we consider they are going to proceed to be gradual progressing going ahead,” Hopkins mentioned. “God keen, I plan to be rocking with these wonderful folks for a few years to come back.” 

Hopkins and his bandmates introduced the launch of the Hop on a Remedy Basis to fund analysis in the direction of a treatment for the illness. In response to the brand new basis’s web site, Hopkins was first recognized with ALS in December 2021 and instantly set to work creating the group. 

“The know-how and analysis surrounding ALS analysis has been advancing, however we nonetheless do not have a treatment,” Zac Brown mentioned within the video message. “Thanks a lot in your prayers and help in serving to us treatment ALS.”

In response to Zac Brown Band’s web site, Hopkins joined the group in 2005 however has recognized Brown because the 90s. The group is on tour within the U.S. into November. 

What’s ALS? 

ALS stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and is also called Lou Gehrig’s illness. In response to the ALS Affiliation, the progressive neurodegenerative illness impacts nerve cells within the mind and spinal twine. 

ALS can step by step trigger muscle weak spot, lack of motor management and lack of speech and motion. There isn’t any recognized treatment. 

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