Justin Bieber says half his face is paralyzed by Ramsay Hunt syndrome

Justin Bieber says half his face is paralyzed by Ramsay Hunt syndrome

Justin Bieber says half his face is paralyzed by Ramsay Hunt syndrome

Justin Bieber revealed on Friday that he has been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, paralyzing half of his face. The news comes after Bieber postponed several upcoming concerts due to a previously unknown illness.

In an Instagram video from Friday, Bieber showed fans that he can only do things like blink and smile with one side of his face.

“For those frustrated with my cancellation of the following shows, I’m clearly physically unable to do them,” Bieber said. “This is pretty serious, as you can see. I wish this wasn’t the case, but my body is clearly telling me to slow down. And I hope you guys understand.”

While Bieber said the illness was “serious,” he added that he was doing facial exercises to regain movement. Bieber added that his face will “return to normal”, but said it will take an indefinite period of time.

“It’s going to be okay. And I hope and I trust in God and I trust that this is all for a reason – and I’m not sure what that is now, but in the meantime I’m going to rest and I love you guys,” said Bieber.

According to the Mayo Clinic, Ramsay Hunt syndrome occurs when a virus attacks the facial nerves near a person’s ear. The Mayo Clinic said the syndrome can cause facial paralysis and hearing loss, but noted that prompt treatment can reduce the risk of long-term complications.

As part of his Justice World Tour, Bieber was scheduled to play back-to-back shows in Toronto on June 7 and 8, and a show in Washington DC on June 10. All three shows have now been postponed.

The news comes as Bieber fans have waited years to see the pop star on tour. The Justice World Tour was first scheduled to take place in 2020 as the “Changes World Tour,” to celebrate the release of Bieber’s fifth studio album, but that tour was one of the first major concert series to be postponed in the US due to the coronavirus. .

In 2021, the tour was renamed The Justin Bieber World Tour, but was postponed again in 2021 due to concerns about variants. Relaunching as The Justice World Tour, concert dates were again postponed when Bieber tested positive for COVID-19 in February 2022.

The next scheduled tour dates for the Justice World Tour are June 13-14 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Bieber hasn’t said if he’ll be healthy enough to perform, but he said he’ll “use this time to just rest and relax and get back to 100% so I can do what I was born to do.”