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Justin Beiber Battles Virus That Causes Facial Paralysis

On Friday, Justin Beiber shared a scary health update after postponing dates for his world tour earlier in the week.

The singer talked about being diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which affects nerves in the ear and face.

Bieber revealed half of his face is paralyzed in an Instagram video.

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Bieber shares, “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 complete paralysis on this side of my face.

He continued, “So for those frustrated with my cancellation of the next shows, I’m just physically incapable of doing them. It is pretty serious, as you can see. I wish this weren’t the case, but obviously, my body’s telling me I gotta slow down.”

According to Mayo Clinic, Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a condition associated with chickenpox.

The Ramsay Hunt syndrome involves an attack of shingles on one of the facial nerves near one of the ears. The disease affects older adults primarily, usually over the age of 60.

He said, “I gotta go get my rest on so I can get my face back to where it’s supposed to be. I love you guys.”

Bieber continued, “And I’m going to get better, and I’m doing all these facial exercises to get my face back to normal — it will go back to normal. It’s just time. We don’t know how long it will be, but it will be OK.”

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The Biebers have faced significant challenges over the past few months. Hailey Bieber suffered stroke-like symptoms earlier this year and was hospitalized.

Doctors found that she had a blood clot in her brain. Thanks to a remarkable recovery, the 25-year-old model was able to return to work.