Zac Brown Band member John Driskell Hopkins revealed that he has been diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. In a video released on the band's YouTube page on Friday (May 20th), Hopkins stands alongside his band members to announce the tough news, saying in part, “Over the last several years, I’ve been dealing with some stiffness in my body and some slurred speech . . . 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 remains on tour with Zac Brown Band.
He and his family have established a foundation to support research to prevent, reverse and cure ALS called Hop On A Cure. To make a donation, text “Hop” to 345-345.