Justin Bieber posted a short post on Instagram on Friday saying he was infected with a “pretty serious” virus that paralyzed his front half and canceled his concerts in Toronto and Washington DC this week.
The Canadian star said he has Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, a syndrome caused by a viral infection and affecting the facial nerve, which can cause facial paralysis.
“This eye does not blink as it looks, only half the mouth is smiling. This Nazi does not move. My face is half paralyzed. To those who were frustrated that I had canceled my next concerts, it was obvious that I could not support them. This is a very serious matter, you can see, ”he told the fans.
“I will return to normal. It will take time, we do not know how long it will take, but it will be ok (…) In the meantime, I will rest, “he said.
Ramsay Hunt Syndrome (also known as “herpes zoster odyssey”) is an infection caused by a varicella virus belonging to the herpes virus family and affects the facial nerve. Ramsay Hunt syndrome is usually associated with rashes and blisters on or around the ear and sometimes on the roof of the mouth or tongue. It is caused by the reactivation of the herpes zoster virus that caused the chickenpox before the patient. In addition to singles, Ramsay Hunt Syndrome can cause facial numbness and hearing loss in the affected ear.
Justin Bieber’s North American tour will include two concerts at Madison Square Garden, followed by a concert in Los Angeles on July 3, followed by tours with concerts in Europe and South Africa. Before reaching Australia and New Zealand at the end of the year. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
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