Justin Bieber suffering from partial face paralysis due to virus

Justin Bieber suffering from partial face paralysis due to virus

Singer Justin Bieber poses at the premiere for the documentary television series "Justin Bieber: Seasons" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 27, 2020.

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The singer, who is diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, will be canceling upcoming live performances to recover

LOS ANGELES, USA – Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber disclosed on Friday, June 10 that he was diagnosed with a virus that left half of his face paralyzed and forced him to cancel some upcoming performances to focus on recovery.

In a video posted on Instagram, Bieber said he had contracted Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which affected nerves in his ear and face. He noted that his right eye was not blinking, adding “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.”

Bieber, 28, said he was physically unable to perform his upcoming shows but was doing facial exercises and expected to recover.

“It will go back to normal,” he said. “It’s just time, and we don’t know how much time that’s going to be.”

Bieber found fame as a 13-year-old and went on to become a global pop phenomenon with songs like “Baby” and “Believe.” He has two Grammy wins among 22 nominations, including a Record and Song of the Year nods this year for “Peaches.” –