The right side of Bieber’s face has been paralysed, according to a video he posted to Instagram on Friday.
According to Bieber, the infection has affected the singer’s ear and face nerves.
The singer of “Peaches” demonstrated to fans that he is unable to blink his right eye, move his right nostril, or smile with his right side of the lips.
“For people who are disappointed by my cancellations of the upcoming gigs, I’m simply physically incapable of executing them,” he explained. “As you can see, this is a terrible situation. I wish it weren’t so, but my body is clearly telling me that I need to slow down.
“I’m hoping you guys get it. I’m just going to take this time to rest and relax so I can get back to doing what I was born to do.”
Bieber expressed gratitude to his followers for their “patience” as he recovers. According to the Mayo Clinic, Ramsay Hunt syndrome develops when a shingles epidemic damages the facial nerve near one of your ears.
The virus has the potential to induce facial paralysis as well as hearing loss.
“I’ll get better,” he added, “and I’m doing all of these face workouts to get my face back to normal.” “It will return to normal; all it takes is time.” We have no idea how much time it will take. It’ll all work out.”
The video was captioned by Bieber. “PLEASE WATCH THIS IMPORTANT VIDEO. I love you all and ask that you remember me in your prayers.”
Bieber shared on his Instagram Story a few hours later that it’s “been getting progressively tougher to eat, which has been really difficult” for him. He requested for prayers and included a crying emoji in his message.
Hailey Baldwin Bieber, the singer’s wife, also shared the singer’s original Instagram post, expressing her love for him.
Bieber recently cancelled a number of appearances in Toronto. The musician was set to perform at Scotiabank Arena on June 7 and 8.
“It’s hard for me to believe I’m saying this.” He stated on Instagram ahead of the gigs, “I’ve done everything I can to get better, but my illness is growing worse.”
“It kills my heart to have to postpone these next few shows” (doctors orders). I love you all so much, and I’m going to rest and get better.