the singer suffers from Ramsay Hunt syndrome

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New blow for Justin Bieber. After contracting the coronavirus at the start of his tour, he has to cancel concerts again because of a mysterious syndrome that paralyzes his face.

After the cancellation of several concerts of his Justice World Tour, Justin Bieber finally gave the explanation to his fans in a video posted on Instagram on Friday June 10. A clip filmed from home, in which he confides that he suffers from Ramsay Hunt syndrome: a rare infectious disease that paralyzes half of his face.

“As you can probably see from my face, I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt syndrome, and it’s because of this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused paralysis in my face. “Explains in particular the 28-year-old singer in his video. “It’s quite serious, as you can see. I wish it wasn’t, but obviously my body is telling me I need to slow down, and I hope you understand, and I’ll use this time to rest and relax and get back to 100% so that I can do what I was born to do,” he added. In addition to having half of the face paralyzed, the husband of the model Hailey (Baldwin) Bieber confided in Story Instagram to have more and more difficulty in eating.

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According to the Rare Disease Portal , Ramsay Hunt syndrome is an infectious disease that is characterized not only by facial paralysis, but also by auricular shingles (which affects the outer and inner part of the ear). Those affected may also experience tinnitus, hearing loss, dizziness or nausea.

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It is in fact a “reactivation of the shingles virus in the face, which makes people who had varicella zoster virus in their childhood susceptible”, specifies a specialist quoted by the magazine “People “. Triggered by periods of high stress or immunosuppression, this syndrome can occur at any age. Once diagnosed, Ramsay Hunt syndrome is treated with steroids and antivirals at home. Only the most severe cases require hospitalization for the drugs to be given intravenously.