Justin Bieber was missing several appearances on his Justice World Tour and just revealed the reason behind it.
In a video posted on Instagram, Bieber announced that he had been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome – causing him to have partial facial paralysis.
“Hey, everyone, Justin here. I wanted to update you guys on what’s been going on,” he states in the clip. “Obviously, as you can probably see from my face, I have this syndrome called 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.”
The singer then shows his followers how one of the eyes on his face cannot blink, and he cannot smile anymore. Bieber explains to everyone “frustrated” by the delayed schedules of his concerts, that he must take some time off.
“I’m just physically, obviously, not capable of doing them,” he states.
“This is pretty serious, as you can see. I wish this wasn’t the case, but obviously, my body is telling me I got to slow down, and I hope you guys understand, and I’ll be using this time to just rest and relax and get back to 100 percent so that I can do what I was born to do.”
He further says, “But in the meantime,” trying to smile, “this ain’t it. I got to get my rest on so that I can get my face back to where it’s supposed to be.”
Bieber closes the video by saying he loves his fans and promises to work on a set of facial exercises so as not to be away from them for too long.
“I will go back to normal, it’s just time,” he states. “We don’t know how much time, [but] it’s going to be okay, and I have hope, and I trust God, and I trust that this is all for a reason.”
Before his diagnosis, Bieber was set to perform on several tour dates throughout Europe, South America, South Africa, India, Southeast Asia, Japan, and Australia.
As of the moment, there were no official announcements from Bieber’s team regarding the postponement of those shows.
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