Canadian singer sensation Just Bieber recently announced that he will be taking a break from work as he needs time to recover. Apologizing to his fans, he said that his condition is pretty serious and that is the reason why some of his shows were canceled recently. At the moment, Justin is on his 130-date Justice tour in North America but has ended up canceling his scheduled performances in Toronto, Washington DC, and New York.
The 28-year-old pop singer revealed that he has been diagnosed and currently suffering a partial face paralysis called the Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. He took to his official Instagram handle and uploaded a video talking about his situation and explaining the syndrome as well as his plight to the millions of fans he has all over the world. In the three-minute-long video, he tries to smile, blink and move his face but parts of his face would not react. He said he has been doing facial exercises to recover. “It is from this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear in my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis. As you can see, this eye is not blinking. I can’t smile on this side of my face. This nostril will not move, so there’s full paralysis on this side of my face. "So for those who are frustrated by my cancellations of the next shows, I'm just physically, obviously, not capable of doing them. This is pretty serious, as you can see", he said.
Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, or herpes zoster oticus, is a rare neurological disorder that usually leads to paralysis of the facial nerve and a rash that generally affects the ear or mouth. It sometimes causes ringing in the ears, tinnitus, and hearing loss. The illness can occur in anyone who has had chickenpox and is most common in older adults, particularly people over 60. Generally, with chickenpox, the virus continues to live in your nerves. Years later, it may reactivate and affect your facial nerves, resulting in Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.
10/06/2022 08:02 PM