Justin Bieber suffers facial paralysis due to Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

Justin Bieber suffers facial paralysis due to Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

The singer released a video stating that a medical condition has left him unable to move half of his face.

Justin Bieber stated on Friday that he will be taking a break from performing due to paralysis on one side of his face. 

He said that he is suffering from Ramsay Hunt syndrome and has urged fans to pray for him, only days after being forced to postpone concerts on his Justice World Tour, reports Daily Mail

The Canadian musician stated in a video released on his verified Instagram account that the condition has left him unable to move half of his face and unable to perform on stage. He said in the video, "It is from this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear and 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."


According to Rare Diseases, "Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS) is a rare neurological disorder characterized by paralysis of the facial nerve (facial palsy) and a rash affecting the ear or mouth." When a shingles outbreak hits the facial nerve near one of your ears, this condition occurs. Ramsay Hunt syndrome, in addition to the painful shingles rash, can induce facial paralysis and hearing loss in the afflicted ear.

In the video, Justin's right eye was unable to blink, and the right part of his face did not move. Justin afterward gave a dismal update on his Instagram Story. He wrote, "Been getting progressively harder to eat which has been extremely frustrating, please pray for me." 



Bieber addressed fans who were dissatisfied with the recent cancellations of his shows. He said that he was, "physically, obviously, not capable of doing them." He added, "This is pretty serious, as you can see. I wish this wasn't the case, but, obviously, my body's telling me I've got to slow down. I hope you guys understand. I'll be using this time to just rest and relax and get back to a hundred percent so that I can do what I was born to do."

He praised his supporters for their patience and stated that he has been practicing face exercises to improve. He stated he doesn't know how long it would take him to recuperate, but three of his forthcoming gigs were canceled earlier this week. He said, "It's going to be ok. I have hope, and I trust God."



Hailey Bieber, his wife, was hospitalized in March owing to a minor blood clot in her brain. The model subsequently claimed that she had a mini-stroke as a result of a tiny hole in her heart via which the clot migrated to her brain, reports CNN. She had surgery to close the hole, which she estimated to be between 12 and 13 millimeters wide.

Justin had recently recovered from a case of COVID-19 that had forced him to cancel a few tour dates, his first big series of concerts since wrapping up the Purpose global tour in 2017.

Cover Image Source: Justin Bieber/Instagram

Disclaimer : This article is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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