Justin Bieber was forced to cancel his world tour after one side of his face was paralysed after being diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.
Now, he’s given fans another update on his health, and how recovery is going.
The 29-year-old singer postponed the Justice World Tour in September last year for the first time, following his diagnosis and issued a statement to his fans via Instagram.
He 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 American 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 then again postponed the remaining dates for the tour in February 2023.
He made it clear that he wanted to prioritise his health, and therefore couldn’t continue the tour until fully recovered.
Which fans didn’t take very well.
”Disappointed but not surprised at this,” wrote one fan.
Another said, ”The fact that it took 5 months after the last concert to u guys officially announced, it’s p****d me off! So unprofessional.
For those wondering, 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.
After taking some time to look after his health, Justin has offered fans an update on his condition via Instagram story.
On Wednesday he shared a clip of him with the caption ”Wait for it,” before showing him cracking a wide grin that spread across both sides of his face.
Compared to old videos of Bieber where he explained his condition and how it’s affected his face, he’s made some visible progress in being bale to move both sides of his face.
As he attempted to smile, blink, and move his face in the older video, one side remained still as he continued to speak.
Wishing Bieber a speedy recovery!