Zac Brown Band’s John Driskell Hopkins Has ALS
Musician John Driskell Hopkins of Zac Brown Band attends Live Nation's celebration of the 4th annual National Concert Week at Live Nation on April 30, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

John Driskell Hopkins, founding member of the Zac Brown Band, has ALS (otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease).

He’s 51.

He shared the news in a video posted on the band’s Instagram.

“Because my symptoms have been slow progressing from the start, we believe they will continue to be slow progressing going forward,” Hopkins said in the video. “God willing, I plan to be rocking with these amazing people for many years to come.”

Zac Brown also asked fans to donate to Hop on a Cure, a charity that Hopkins founded to help fight the disease.

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