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Justin Bieber he has been battling a serious virus, one that has left the right side of his face paralyzed and he will need to take some time to get better. The singer posted a video explaining to his fans why he had to postpone several shows, explaining that he was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. One of the celebrities major players in the entertainment industry in the United States explained that the disorder affected a nerve in his ear.

As seen in the video posted via Instagram, the Canadian singer cannot blink one of his eyes and can only smile with one side of his mouth. While Justin Bieber apologized to his fans for recent show cancellations, he clarified that his diagnosis is “pretty serious” and that he will need to take a indefinite amount of time to work on your recovery.

Bieber explained that he is doing a series of facial exercises daily to get back to normal as soon as possible, but that it is not clear how long it will take.

Justin’s Justice World Tour started in February and already experienced a bit of a hiatus when both he and Hailey Bieber contracted COVID-19. Now this new health setback is added. At the moment, several dates have been canceled due to the recent news.

What is Ramsay Hunt syndrome?

Ramsay Hunt syndrome (herpes zoster oticus) occurs when an outbreak of shingles affects the facial nerve near one of your ears. In addition to the painful rash of shingles, Ramsay Hunt syndrome can cause facial paralysis and hearing loss in the affected ear.

Ramsay Hunt syndrome is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. After chickenpox goes away, the virus still lives in the nerves. Years later, it can be reactivated. When it does, it can affect the facial nerves.

Prompt treatment of Ramsay Hunt syndrome can reduce the risk of complications, which can include permanent facial muscle weakness and deafness.

recovery time

According to MedLine Plus, in general, the chances of recovery are better if treatment is started 3 days after the start of symptoms. If treatment is started at that time, 70% of patients recover completely.

However, when treatment is delayed for more than 3 days, the chances of complete recovery drop to 50%. Children are more likely to make a full recovery than adults.

The recuperation can be complicated if the nerve grows back in equivocal areas (synkinesis), which can cause inappropriate responses such as tears when laughing or chewing (crocodile tears). Some other people may experience blinking when talking or chewing food.