Justin Bieber reveals rare diagnosis, temporary face paralysis ensues
Last Modified: Jun 11, 2022
Justin Bieber shared with his fans that he has been experiencing paralysis in his face after a rare diagnosis.
The 28-year-old told his 250 million followers about his recent health issue, “wanted to update you guys on what’s been going on. Obviously, as you can probably see from my face, I have, a this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt syndrome and it is this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis.”
Ramsay hunt syndrome (RHS) symptoms include a rash affecting the ear or mouth with paralysis of the facial nerve (facial palsy). It is curable if treatment begins three days after symptoms begin to appear. The causative agent is the varicella-zoster virus- the same as one that causes chickenpox and shingles.
He continued showing the right side of his face, “As you can see, this eye is not blinking. I can’t smile on this side of my face. This nostril will not move, so there’s full paralysis on this side of my face.”
Bieber also updated his fans on upcoming shows.
“So for those who are frustrated by my cancellations of the next shows, I’m just physically obviously not capable of doing them. This is pretty serious as you can see. I wish this wasn’t the case, but obviously, my body’s telling me I gotta slow down.”
“I’m gonna get better and I’m doing all these facial exercise to get my face back to normal and it will go back to normal. It’s just time and we don’t know how much time it’s gonna be, but it’s gonna be OK. I have hope and I trust God and I trust that this is all for a reason,” he added.
An insider also gave news on the Peaches singer’s health scare, “Bieber will be OK. It’s because of an infection, paralysis in the right side. He will recover.”