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14th Jun 2022

Justin Bieber updates fans on “horrific” facial paralysis

He is doing better.

Justin Bieber has given fans an update after he revealed he was suffering from a condition called Ramsay Hunt syndrome which has caused facial paralysis.

On Friday, the 28 year old shared a post on social media to explain why he has cancelled a number of concerts, saying that he is suffering from the rare illness.

On Tuesday, he gave an update to tell fans that he has been feeling a lot better since his original post and thanked Jesus for being “with him” along the journey.

Justin wrote: “Each day has gotten better and through all of the discomfort I have found comfort in the one who designed me and knows me. I’m reminded he knows all of me.

“He knows the darkest parts of me that I want no one to know about, and he constantly welcomes me into his loving arms.

“This perspective has given me peace during this horrific storm that I’m facing.

“I know this storm will pass but, in the meantime, Jesus is with me.”

The Grammy winner has cancelled a number of shows, including his headlining concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

Sharing his health situation with fans last week, the Anyone singer explained exactly what was going on.

He said: “Hey everyone Justin here, I wanted to update you guys on what’s been going on.

“Obviously, as you can probably see with my face, I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt syndrome and it is from this virus that attacks the nerves in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis.

“Obviously my body is telling me I’ve got to slow down.”

The video shows Justin’s face half paralysed, with his right side unable to blink, flare his nostril or smile.

Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a disease that can develop as a result of shingles which affects the facial nerve, with the NHS saying symptoms include blisters in the ears and on the roof of the mouth and facial weakness.

It is treated with steroids, antiviral medication and facial rehabilitation.