"Keep me in your prayers": Justin Beiber tells fans that he is suffering from facial paralysistext_fields
New York: Justin Bieber on Friday told fans in a video posted to Instagram that he has a rare syndrome called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome which causes facial paralysis. Due to this, the right side of the Grammy winner's face is paralyzed.
Justin Bieber put out a video on Friday, June 10, explaining the disorder and captioned it "IMPORTANT PLEASE WATCH. I love you guys and keep me in your prayers".
According to the Mayo clinic, Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is a complication of shingles that occurs when an outbreak impacts the facial nerve near one ear. In addition to facial paralysis, it can cause hearing loss.
It is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox.
The 28-year-old pop singer recently announced he was pausing his Justice World Tour due to illness, hours before his first slated concert in Toronto.
"As you can see, this eye is not blinking, I can't smile on this side of my face, this nostril will not move," Bieber explained in a video.
"So, there's full paralysis on this side of my face. So for those who are frustrated by my cancellations of the next shows, I'm just physically, obviously, not capable of doing them. This is pretty serious, as you can see."
The "Peaches" singer said he was doing facial exercises and taking time to "rest and relax and get back to 100 percent so I can do what I was born to do."
He did not give an estimated timeline for his recovery.
It's the third instance Bieber's tour has been postponed, the first two due to the Covid-19 pandemic.