According to a post on ALABAMA’s Facebook page, Jeff Cook is limiting his appearance due to his Parkinson’s Disease. Cook was diagnosed 4 years ago but the band kept it private.
Here’s what ALABAMA said on their facebook page: “To all the ALABAMA friends and fans, we wanted you to be among the first to know that Jeff Cook, lead guitarist and vocalist of The Group ALABAMA has Parkinson’s Disease and will be limiting his appearances in the future.
Jeff has confirmed that he will appear during Fan Appreciation Weekend in Fort Payne, AL, the weekend of June 15-18, 2017 at the ALABAMA Concert, The ALABAMA Gospel Concert, as well as his own show – Jeff Cook & The AGB Fan Daze Concert. Jeff will also continue to record with the group and make appearances with the group from time to time on tour.”