Justin Bieber Says Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Has Paralyzed His Face
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Justin Bieber said a rare disorder that paralyzed half of the performer’s face was the reason his tour was postponed.
The multi-Grammy winner is suffering from Ramsay Hunt syndrome, he said in video he posted Friday on Instagram. The syndrome causes facial paralysis and affects the nerves in the face during a shingles outbreak.
Bieber’s post comes after he canceled his shows in Toronto and Washington, DC.
“For those who are frustrated by my cancellation of the next concerts, I am just physically, obviously unable to do them,” he said. The singer added, “My body tells me I have to slow down. I hope you understand “.
Bieber said he’s not sure how long it will take to heal. But he is positive about making a full recovery through rest and therapy.
“I’m going to use this time to rest, relax and get back to 100%, so I can do what I was born to do,” he said.
In March, the Biebers’ wife, Hailey Bieber, was hospitalized with a blood clot in the brain.
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