Sad news for Zac Brown Band fans: band member John Driskell Hopkins announced his amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) diagnosis on May 20. He was diagnosed with ALS in December 2021 after becoming aware of the symptoms he had been experiencing. Joined by his bandmates, Hopkins revealed this diagnosis with a video on the band’s YouTube page. “I have tough news to share. Over the past several years, I’ve noticed some balance issues and some stiffness in my hands. After careful analysis by some of the country’s top neurologists, I’ve been diagnosed with ALS. Because my symptoms have been slow progressing from the start, we believe they will continue to be slow progressing going forward. God willing, I plan to be rocking with these amazing people for many years to come,” Hopkins said in the video.
“The technology and research around ALS treatments has been advancing, but we still don’t have a cure. Thanks so much for your prayers and helping us cure ALS,” Zac Brown added to the statement. John Driskell Hopkins announced the creation of a new charity endeavor, Hop On A Cure. This organization dedicates itself to finding a cure and reversing the effects of ALS. Read more about Hop On A Cure on it’s official website.
You can help out by purchasing a Hop On A Cure shirt on the website. Donate to Hop On A Cure by texting “Hop” to 345-345. It takes a lot of guts to come forward with such a devastating prognosis, and John deserves props for sharing how he felt so that fans can recognize symptoms if, god forbid, they ever observe them. We wish John Driskell Hopkins well and we keep our thoughts with his family and the Zac Brown Band.
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