First Justin Bieber cancels a series of concerts. A few days later, the singer followed up with a disturbing explanation: he could no longer move the right half of his face.
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber released a video a few days after concerts were canceled informing fans that he suffers from facial paralysis. The singer posted a nearly three-minute video on Instagram on Friday afternoon, in which he discusses being diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. The 28-year-old explained that it was a viral disease that attacked nerves in his ear and face.
"As you can see, that eye can't blink," says the Grammy Award-winner, his right eye staring at the camera while his left eye squints. He also can't laugh or move his nostril on that side, Bieber explained. He pulls up the corner of his mouth on the left side. "This is pretty serious stuff, as you can see," Bieber tells his fans. He had to take a break and protect his body. He would also do exercises to restore his normal facial features. There was no timeline for a return to the stage.
Bieber's Instagram account has received numerous well wishes from fans and peers, including celebrities such as Diane Keaton, Patrick Schwarzenegger, DJ Khaled, Finneas and Romeo Beckham. Bieber had postponed several concerts of his "Justice World Tour" on Tuesday. He acts on the instructions of his doctor, he said in an Instagram story, but without talking about his diagnosis. Most recently, the singer canceled two concert dates in Las Vegas in February due to a positive Covid test.