Justin Bieber has thousands of fans from all around the world. Recently, he postponed three shows on his Justice World Tour that were meant to happen last week. The 28-year-old performer went onto his Instagram account to reveal the reason behind the postponement. He has been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
Justin Bieber Postpones Three shows
On Tuesday the 7th of June, Justin made a story on Instagram to announce that he was dealing with a “non-COVID related illness,” and that he was feeling worse regardless of his efforts to get better. So, he announced having to postpone the three shows that were scheduled for that week.
“Can’t believe I’m saying this I’ve done everything to get better but my sickness is getting worse,” he wrote on his Instagram Story on Tuesday. “My heart breaks that I will have to postpone these next few shows (doctors orders).”
He added: “To all my people I love you so much and I’m gonna rest and get better.”
Justin Reveals Health Concerns
Justin Bieber recently took to Instagram on the 10th of June 2022 to reveal the reason why he postponed three shows last week during his Justice World Tour. He has been experiencing a nerve-wracking situation where half his face was paralyzed. It turns out that he was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. This is quite a rare neurological disorder that causes facial paralysis.
“Hey everyone. Justin here. I wanted to update you guys on what’s been going on,” he said in the video. “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.”
He continued to say: “So for those who are frustrated by my cancelations of the next shows, I’m just physically, obviously, not capable of doing them. This is pretty serious, as you can see. I wish this wasn’t the case, but my body is telling me I gotta slow down.”
“As you can see, this eye is not blinking,” he said while winking his eyes and attempting to smile. “I can’t smile with this side of my face, this nostril will not move, so there is full paralysis in this side of my face.”
Justin Bieber Explains to Fans
Many fans were upset that the shows were postponed. They wanted to know why he had to take this route, to which he explained: “I’m just physically, obviously not capable of doing them. 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 rest and relax and get back to 100% so that I can do what I was born to do.”
“But, in the meantime. this isn’t it,” he said with an attempt to smile. “I got to get my rest on so that I can get my face back to where it’s supposed to be.”
Finally, Justin Bieber went on to promise to regain the use of his face, by doing the recommended facial expressions. “I’m gonna get better and I’m doing all these facial exercises to get my face back to normal and it will go back to normal, it’s just time,” he said.
He went on to say: “We don’t know how much time it’s gonna be but it’s gonna be ok and I have hope and I trust God and I trust that this is all gonna, it’s all for a reason and I’m not sure what that is right now but in the meantime, I’m gonna rest. I love you guys, peace.”
Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
Ramsay Hunt syndrome (herpes zoster oticus) is a rare disease. According to the Mayo Clinic, it is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. After having chicken pox, the virus does not go away, and lays dormant in the nervous system where it might reactivate later in life as shingles. A shingles outbreak that affects your facial nerves specifically is what can cause Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. This may cause facial paralysis, and deafness, amongst other symptoms. Swift treatment of Ramsay Hunt syndrome can decrease the risk of complications.