Canadian singer Justin Bieber shocked his fans worldwide revealing that he is diagnosed with a rare syndrome called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome which resulted in partial face paralysis.
After postponing three shows on his Justin World Tour earlier this week, the pop-star informed his fans about his diagnosis in a video that he shared on Instagram on Friday, June 11, 2022. He also stated that he will have to cancel the show due to this disease.
Justin on His Instagram Post
Talking about the physical effect on him due to the neurological disorder in the 3-minute long video clip he said “I wanted to update you guys on what’s been going on. Obviously, as you can probably seen from my face, I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, and it is from this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis.”
He further said that he is unable to blink one of his eyes, move his nostril or smile on one side of his face. “This is very serious as you can see, I wish it wasn’t the case but obviously, my body is telling me I got to slow down, and I hope you guys understand, and I’ll be using this time to rest and relax and get back too 100 percent so I can do what I was Born to do”, He added.
What is Ramsay Hunt Syndrome?
Ramsay Hunt Syndrome causes a painful rash around the ear, on the face or on the mouth. It is said to be the second most common cause of atraumatic peripheral facial paralysis, after Bell’s Palsy, but is slightly more severe.
It occurs when the varicella- zoster virus infects a nerve in the head and is caused by times of high stress or immunosuppression as well as by immunosuppressant drugs or other underlying conditions.
There are many symptoms of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome but most importantly it causes a painful rash with fluid-filled blisters on, in and around one ear. Also, it causes facial weakness and paralysis on the same side as the affected ear.
Other than this, you might also experience ear pain, hearing loss, ringing in your ears, difficulty closing one eye, loss of taste, a sensation of spinning as well as movies and, Dry mouth and eyes.