Justin Bieber Diagnosed with A Paralyzing Virus That Has Attacked His Ear and Face

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Singer Justin Bieber has been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

In a two-minute video to fans, Bieber explains the virus has attacked his face and ear. It has paralyzed the right side of his face and it can cause hearing loss.

“For those who are frustrated by my cancellations of the next shows, I’m just physically, obviously, not capable of doing them,” he said.

“This is pretty serious as you can see. I wish this wasn’t the case, but obviously my body is telling me that I’ve got to slow down,” he added.

“I hope you guys understand. I’ll just be using this time to rest and relax and get back to 100% so that I can do what I was born to do.” Watch the video:

Beiber’s wife, 25-year-old Hailey Bieber, showed her support in a post to Instagram.

Reposting Justin’s video, she said, “I love u baby.”

From Fox News:

The “Peaches” singer shared a two-minute video to his 240 million Instagram followers on Friday and said that the virus attacked the nerve in his ear and face.

He then demonstrated that he cannot blink his right eye or smile with the right side of his mouth. Justin apologetically shared with his fans that he will have to cancel his upcoming shows due to his health condition.

Bieber thanked his fans for being “patient” with him as he recovers. Ramsay Hunt syndrome “occurs when a shingles outbreak affects the facial nerve near one of your ears,” according to the Mayo Clinic.

The virus can cause facial paralysis and hearing loss.

Justin proposed to Hailey in July 2018 and the couple wed in a New York City courthouse a short two months later. The couple hosted a second wedding in September 2019 in South Carolina.