Justin Bieber stated on Instagram on June 10 that he has facial paralysis due to a frightening diagnosis.
Justin Bieber is suffering from a terrible illness. The 28-year-old musician disclosed that the right side of his face is temporarily paralysed in an Instagram video posted on June 10 and that he’ll have to take some time off work to recover. Justin stated in a video posted on Friday that he’s been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, which has impacted the nerve in his right ear, causing paralysis.
“Obviously as you can probably see with my face. I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt syndrome and it is from this virus that attacks the nerves in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis,” he said.
Justin is unable to blink his right eye and can only smile with half of his face at this time, as you can see. It’s why the artist had to cancel a run of gigs in the previous week. Justin apologised for cancelling the gigs in a video message to his fans, but he also stated that his condition is “very serious” and that he will need to take even more time off to recover.
Justin went on to say that he’s been doing facial workouts and that he should be able to regain his health over time. But even Justin Bieber isn’t sure how long that will take. Justin’s seven-leg, 130-date Justice World Tour began in February, but a few gigs were cancelled after he and wife Hailey Bieber were both diagnosed with COVID. He’s now been forced to cancel even more shows. Fans will undoubtedly be disappointed, but we can only think that they will want the artist to concentrate on his health at this time.
“Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a complication of shingles, caused by the same virus as chickenpox (VZV), that can lead to facial paralysis. The virus becomes reactivated after laying dormant for years and causes inflammation and irritation on the facial nerves. VZV is harmless unless it is reactivated and should this happen new symptoms will appear. The virus can be reactivated when the immune system is weakened, and less able to fight off infection. Stress is often a trigger,” according to the Daily Mail. “Treatment usually involves antiviral medication.”