The famous Hollywood singer Justin Bieber is suffering from Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. The pop star is paralysed from one side due to the syndrome.
Bieber shared a video with his fans to inform them why he recently paused his Justice World tour. On June 10, 2022 pop star revealed that he had been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
In the video, Bieber began his message by saying: “I wanted to update you guys on what’s have been going on”. The right side of his face is paralysed. He added, “Obviously, as you can probably see from my face, I have Ramsay Hunt syndrome. And it is from this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis.”
While pointing out the physical effects on his body, Bieber noted, “As you can see, this eye is not blinking. I can’t smile on this side of my face,” he shared, pointing to the impacted areas. “This nostril will not move. So full paralysis in this side of my face.”
“So for those who are frustrated by the cancellations of my next shows, I’m just physically incapable of doing them,” he explained.
“This is pretty serious, as you can see. I wish this weren’t the case, but obviously, my body’s telling me I gotta slow down.”
Bieber noted he would be taking some time to look after himself and will soon return to good health so he can get to work.
Further, he assured his fans and followers, “I’m gonna get better, and doing all these facial exercises to get my face back to normal, and it will go back to normal. It’s just time, and we don’t know how long it will be. But it’s going to be OK, I hope. I trust God. I trust that this is all going on for a reason. I’m not sure what that is right now.”
“But in the meantime, I’m gonna rest, and I love you guys,” he concluded. “Peace.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, Ramsay Hunt syndrome happens when a case of the shingles impacts the facial nerve near the ear. It can cause a painful rash as well as paralysis and hearing loss. The medical centre also explains that Ramsay Hunt is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox but that quick treatment can reduce the risk of complications.