Justin Bieber worried his fans a lot this weekend of June 11, 2022. On his Instagram account, the singer mentioned the interruption of his international tour of the Justice World Tour, but also a break in his career. The cause: an extremely rare infectious disease.
In full international tour of the Justice World Tour, Justin Bieber greatly worried his fans with his latest video, posted on Instagram. In the publication, the singer reveals to suffer from facial paralysis, pushing him to take a break from his tour, but also from his musical career. Illness which would, in fact, be the consequences of another pathology.
Justin Bieber’s Extremely Rare Disease
On June 11, 2022, Justin Bieber posted a disturbing video on his Instagram account. We can then see half of his face paralyzed, and an eye that no longer blinks. “Hello everyone […] as you can see on my face, I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt, caused by a virus that attacks a nerve in my ear and in my face, causing a facial paralysis”, comments the singer.
“That eye doesn’t blink. I can’t smile on that side. That nostril doesn’t move,” Justin Bieber explains , speaking from the right side of his face. The singer is therefore obliged to interrupt the Justice World Tour, and to put his career on hold during his convalescence. He still wanted to reassure his fans: “I’m going to be better! My face will go back to normal, it will eventually happen, although we don’t know how long it will take.”
What is Ramsay Hunt Syndrome?
Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a very rare disease that affects five out of 100,000 people every year. According to Orphanet , a portal specializing in rare diseases and orphan drugs, this syndrome is actually a complication of shingles disease . , and which appears when a push touches the facial nerve near an ear, as Justin Bieber explained. In addition to facial paralysis, other symptoms of Ramsay Hunt syndrome include hearing loss, tinnitus, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and nystagmus (involuntary eye movement).
This syndrome usually appears after an infection with chickenpox, or the varicella-zoster virus . According to Doctor Babak Azizzadeh, director of the Facial Paralysis Institute in Los Angeles, interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, “In a small percentage of people, the virus can be reactivated. Most of the time it is reactivated and people catch shingles. But in some people, Ramsay Hunt syndrome occurs.” So that’s what happened to Justin Bieber.