In a post to his Instagram story on Tuesday, the 28-year-old singer revealed that he has faced severe burnout while trying to come back. Justice World Tour and described the experience as having brought “real damage” to him.
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“Earlier this year, I went public about my battle with Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome, where my face is partially paralyzed. As a result of this illness, I was unable to complete the North American leg of the Justice Tour,” the Canadian star shared, referring to his decision earlier this summer to postpone several shows, including one a show in Toronto.
“After resting and consulting with my doctor, family and teammates, I went to Europe in an attempt to continue my tour. I did six live shows, but it took a toll on me,” he wrote in his most recent post.
He said he played a gig in Rio de Janeiro over the weekend where he “giveled everything” but couldn’t keep up with the physical demands of performing.
Earlier in the summer, Bieber revealed he was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a rare neurological condition. He shared a video showing how the virus paralyzed half of his face.
“It was from this virus that attacked the nerve in my ear and my facial nerve and left my face paralyzed,” he said at the time.
“As you can see, this eye does not blink. I can’t smile on this face. This nostril will not move.”
He took a few weeks off to rest before going to Europe to continue the tour.
In total, 70 days of the tour have been postponed to next March. Bieber is expected to perform extensively in Europe and Asia, as well as through South America and Australia.
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