Justin Bieber has reached out to fans with a health update amid the cancellation of a string of his shows.
The Canadian pop star says he can’t blink or smile on the right side of his face as he is suffering from a rare neurological disorder.
In an Instagram video, he says he is being treated for Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
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“This is pretty serious, as you can see,” Bieber says.
“This eye is not blinking, I can’t smile on this side of my face, this nostril won’t move, so there’s full paralysis in this side of my face.”
He went on to apologise for having to cancel a string of his shows.
“I’m just physically obviously not capable of doing them,”
“Obviously my body is telling me I’ve got to slow down and I hope you guys understand,
“I’m using this time to just rest and relax and get back to 100%.”
According to the Mayo Clinic, Ramsay Hunt syndrome occurs when a shingles outbreak affects the facial nerve near one of your ears.
It can cause a painful rash, as well as facial paralysis and hearing loss in the affected ear.
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