Singer Justin Bieber has revealed that he is suffering partial face paralysis after he canceled shows this week.
The 28-year-old pop singer posted a video on his Instagram account that said he has been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.
Beiber asked fans to “please watch” the video as he explained how he had contracted Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which leads to facial paralysis that he said “will go back to normal,” it’s just a matter “of time.” The rare disease is connected to having the chicken pox/shingles virus, the Daily Mail reported.
Justin Bieber announced that he will be taking a break from performing as he needs time to recover. While apologizing to his fans, he said that his condition is “pretty serious” and that is the reason why some of his shows were canceled in recent times.
“I wish this wasn’t the case, but obviously my body is telling me that I’ve got to slow down and I hope you guys understand,” the pop singer continued. “I will be using this time to rest and relax and get back to 100 percent so that I can do what I was born to do.”
Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a rare neurological disorder characterized by paralysis of the facial nerve and a rash affecting the ear or mouth.
Bieber currently on his 130-date Justice World tour in North America canceled performances in Toronto, Washington DC, and New York.