Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1996 Clay Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis by a Houston doctor, after seeking an examination for numbness in his fingers?

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It’s true! He was told he would be in a wheelchair within four years, dead within eight. But he is still kickin’! Check out this Clay Walker video!

Here are 5 little known facts about Clay Walker.

  • He was born Ernest Clayton Walker Jr. on August 19, 1969 in Beaumont, Texas.
  • His nickname is “Clayboy”!
  • His favorite song is Maggie May by Rod Stewart.
  • His favorite sports include football, fishing, rodeo and golf.
  • He worked at a Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company plant before he made it big.