Justin Bieber Diagnosed With Facial Paralysis
Singer Justin Bieber has revealed that he is suffering from paralysis caused by the Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
In a video update on his Instagram, Bieber disclosed that he is unable to move one half of his face.
The partial paralysis has forced the singer to cancel his shows this week.
Canadian singer Justin Bieber has disclosed that he is suffering from facial paralysis. In a video on his Instagram, Bieber disclosed that the condition is due to the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, which has been diagnosed with.
“As you can see this eye is not blinking. I can’t smile on this side of my face…. So there’s full paralysis on this side of my face,” he said.
Bieber confirmed that he has been doing facial exercises to get back to normal. However, he added that he doesn’t know how long it will take to recover.
What is Ramsay Hunt syndrome?
Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a neurological condition which is caused by varicella zoster virus. This same virus causes chickenpox in children and shingles in adults. Once the virus is contracted, it often lingers in your body for your entire life, even after recovery. This means that the virus can reawaken to affect the nerves in your face again.
Read also: Falz Drops 5th Studio Album Titled ‘Bahd’
In addition to paralysis, Ramsay Hunt syndrome also causes blistering rashes and the illness affects both men and women equally.
Earlier this week, Justin Bieber’s Justice World Tour which began in February, announced that three shows would be postponed. The singer was due to play in Washington DC and Toronto earlier this week, with concerts also planned in New York and Los Angeles in the coming weeks.
Follow Naija.fm on our social media handles Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to keep up with trending news and entertainment gist.