Justin Bieber suffers partial ‘face paralysis’

Justin Bieber to perform in New Delhi on October 18
Justin Bieber to perform in New Delhi on October 18

Popular singer Justin Bieber is “paralysed by a rare virus” and cannot feel half of his face, multiple reports said on June 11.

“Justin Bieber can’t feel half his face as it has been paralysed by a rare virus following which he had to cancel his shows in Toronto and Washington DC,” the Variety reported.

The ‘Let Me Love You’ hitmaker took to Instagram to explain the “pretty serious virus”.

In a two-and-a-half-minute post, Justin Bieber explained and demonstrated that he is suffering from Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a rare virus that affects nerves in the face and can cause facial paralysis.

As if to prove that he is genuinely ill, he shows quite clearly in the video: “As you can see, this eye is not blinking. I can’t smile on this side of my face. This nostril will not move. So, there’s full paralysis on the 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,” he further demonstrated in the video.


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Variety further stated that overall, however, he was upbeat and took a positive attitude that he will undergo therapy and exercises in order to overcome his ailment.

“It will go back to normal. (It will take) time, and we don’t know how much time that’s gonna be, but it’s gonna be okay. And I have hope, and I trust God, and I trust that this is all for a reason. I’m not sure what that is right now. But in the meantime, I’m gonna rest,” the singer added.

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