Justin Bieber announces he has facial paralysis due to Ramsay Hunt syndrome

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Published: 2022-06-11 11:18

Last Updated: 2022-10-01 11:10


Justin Bieber announces he has facial paralysis due to Ramsay Hunt syndrome
Justin Bieber announces he has facial paralysis due to Ramsay Hunt syndrome

Justin Bieber announced on Friday that he has facial paralysis caused by Ramsay Hunt syndrome, in a video posted on Instagram.

Bieber, 28, said in the video that the syndrome is caused by a virus that attacks the nerves explaining, “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 this side of my face.”

He canceled many concerts recently and asked the fans to understand as he is “physically, obviously, not capable of doing them.” He added that “this is pretty serious” and he will need to take some time off to rest.

He also assured everyone that he will get better saying he has been doing facial exercises, and that with work and time, everything will get back to normal -- it's just not clear how long that will take.