Justin Bieber has had to cancel the remaining dates of his Justice World Tour, after issues with an ongoing health battle.
The 29-year-old singer had postponed the tour once already last year, after he went public with his diagnosis of Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS).
According to the Mayo Clinic, Ramsay Hunt syndrome ”occurs when a shingles outbreak affects the facial nerve near one of your ears. In addition to the painful rash, Ramsay Hunt syndrome can cause facial paralysis and hearing loss in the affected ear.”
”For most people, the hearing loss and facial paralysis associated with Ramsay Hunt syndrome is temporary. However, it can become permanent.”
Bieber revealed that he struggled to move his mouth and eye on one side of his face, and that he was having trouble eating food also.
In September 2022 he made a statement that said: “Earlier this year, I went public about my battle with Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome, where my face was partly paralyzed. As the result of this illness, I was not able to complete the North America leg of the Justice Tour.”
”After resting and consulting with my doctors, family and team, I went to Europe in an effort to continue with the tour. I performed six live shows, but it took a real toll on me. This past weekend, I performed at Rock in Rio and I gave everything I have to the people in Brazil.”
He made it clear that he wanted to prioritise his health, and therefore couldn’t continue the tour until fully recovered.
Following the news, his official tour Twitter page posted an update that said everyone with a ticket should automatically receive a refund.
Fans have taken the news with mixed reactions, and whilst everyone wants to see Bieber make a full recovery, there is disappointment with the reoccurring cancellations.
Here’s wishing Bieber a speedy recover, and another tour for fans very soon.