Justin Beiber Went on Instagram today To reveal the whole reason why a string of shows in Toronto and Washington DC were recently cancelledexplaining (And it appears) to an audience of millions of fans that he suffers from a form of Facial paralysis known as Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
(especially, Ramsay Hunt syndrome type IIwhich occurs when the chickenpox/shingles virus reactivates in adults, and particularly affects the facial nerves and causes half of your entire face to freeze. In case you are ah Need something else to be afraid of today.)
In the video, Bieber speaks directly to the camera, clearly revealing that the muscles on the right side of his face appear to be functionally immobile. He released the video after his camp received criticism for canceling the previous show Offers, namely Part of Bieber Continuous justice a tour. At the time, the Toronto Place posted a note that said: “Due to illness not related to COVID, Justice Tour has postponed this week’s Toronto shows.”
Bieber appears optimistic enough in the video, as he recounts his strong desire to get back on tour as quickly as possible. (The symptoms of Ramsay Hunt syndrome can last up to three months; it can also cause permanent hearing loss if left untreated.
“It will go back to normal,” Bieber said in the video, which has been viewed by 15 million people today. “[It will take] time, and we don’t know how long that will be, but it will be fine. And I have hope, and I trust in God, and I trust that this is all for a reason. Not sure what this is now. But in the meantime, I’ll rest. “
Bieber’s current tour was expected to sweep through New York over the next few weeks before heading across the continent to Los Angeles on July 3 (the international leg was expected to take the back half of the year). It is now in flux for the foreseeable future.