“My heart breaks that I will have to postpone these next few shows.”
Fans of pop singer Justin Bieber were shocked when he released a video showing that he has a syndrome that makes half of his face paralyzed. This happened not long after he had to cancel three shows on his Justice World Tour.
People could see that it was hard for him to blink and smile normally.
He also said that his condition is getting worse because he is having trouble of eating, which makes him very angry.
The pop star asked for prayers from his fans.
Bieber said in the video, “Obviously, as you can probably see with my face,” that he was sick. “I have a condition called Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which is caused by a virus that attacks the nerves in my ear and face, paralyzing my face.”
Before he talked about his illness on Friday, he told his fans that he had “an illness that has nothing to do with Covid.”
“So this side of my face is completely paralyzed,” the singer said, pointing to the right side of his face. “So, for those who are upset that I have to cancel the next shows, it’s because I’m physically unable to do them. “As you can see, this is pretty serious,” the singer from Canada said in the three-minute video.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS) is a rare neurological disorder caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. It causes paralysis of the facial nerve (facial palsy) and a rash on the ear or mouth (VZV).
“Can’t believe I’m saying this. I’ve done everything to get better, but my sickness is getting worse,” he shared.
“I wish this wasn’t the case, but it’s clear that my body is telling me to slow down, and I hope you guys understand. I’ll use this time to rest and get back to full health so I can do what I was born to do.”
He also said, “I love you. Thank you for being patient with me. I will feel better soon. All of these facial exercises are helping me get my face back to normal, and it will.”
“It’s just a matter of time. We don’t know how long it will take, but everything will be fine. I hope in God, and I believe that everything is happening for a reason. Right now, I don’t know what that is, but I’m going to rest, and I love you all. Peace.”
This year hasn’t been easy for Bieber and his wife Hailey. In March, Hailey was taken to the hospital because she was having symptoms of a stroke. She was lucky that she was able to get better quickly.
We hope Bieber will be able to get better and keep going on his tour, which would make his many fans happy. As of right now, he needs to rest.