After being diagnosed with a rare disease, Justin Bieber is experiencing facial paralysis.
“I just wanted to give you guys an update on what’s been going on.” Obviously, as you can probably tell by my face, I have a syndrome called Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which is caused by a virus that attacks the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves, paralyzing my face,” the pop star, 28, said in an Instagram video posted Friday.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome is characterized by a severe rash around the ear, on the cheek, or on the mouth, according to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. It occurs when the varicella-zoster virus infects a nerve in the head, resulting in paralysis in some cases.
“This eye isn’t blinking, as you can see. On this side of my face, I’m unable to smile. “This nostril won’t move, so this side of my face is completely paralyzed,” Bieber added, referring to the right side of his face.
“For those who are disappointed by my cancellations of the upcoming events, I’m simply not physically capable of completing them.” As you can see, this is a serious situation. I wish this wasn’t the case, but my body is clearly telling me that I need to slow down.”
Due to an unexplained health condition, the “Peaches” singer revealed on Wednesday that he will be postponing a few gigs from his ongoing Justice World Tour.
With some time off from the tour, which is set to go through March 2023, Bieber told fans on Friday that he plans to “just rest and chill” in order to “come back to 100 percent.”
“I’m going to get well,” he continued, “and I’m doing all these facial exercises to bring my face back to normal, and it will.” “It’s just a matter of time, and we don’t know how much time it will take, but it’ll be fine.” I have faith in God and believe that everything is happening for a reason.”
A close friend of Bieber’s tells Page Six exclusively that his loved ones are likewise hoping for a speedy recovery. “Bieber will be OK,” adds the insider. “It’s due to an infection, which has left me paralyzed on my right side.” He’ll be OK.”
Meanwhile, the performer’s well-known friends have filled his comments section with encouraging sentiments.
Scooter Braun, Bieber’s longtime manager, replied, “Love you and proud of you,” while Kehlani added, “love you buddy, please take all the time you need!!”
Patrick Schwarzenegger commented with many red hearts, while Jhené Aiko left a sequence of prayer-hands emojis.
“I adore you, brother!” You’re going to be fantastic! Brother, take it easy. “We adore you!” DJ Khaled, Bieber’s “I’m the One” partner, was enthusiastic. “GOD adores you!” GOD IS LOVED BY US! “I’ll love you forever!”
Ramsay Hunt syndrome is an uncommon neurological condition characterized by facial paralysis or palsy, which is frequently accompanied by an ear or mouth rash. RHS affects about five out of every 100,000 persons in the United States, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders.
RHS is caused by an infection of the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox and shingles. Anyone who has had either of those disorders could develop RHS.
If identified within three days of symptom start, RHS may usually be treated with antiviral drugs like acyclovir or famciclovir, as well as anti-inflammatory corticosteroids like prednisone. Hearing loss and paralysis may become permanent for certain people.
Other medications, such as vertigo suppressants or neuropathic pain relievers, may be used to alleviate unpleasant side effects.