Fans of popular music artiste Justin Bieber, were taken aback after the singer revealed that he has been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome resulting in partial face paralysis.
Bieber, who is scheduled to tour India later in the year, took to his Instagram page on Saturday to inform his fans of the diagnosis. In a three-minute clip, the twenty-eight-year-old explained his inability to blink his eyes or smile on one side of his face. Recall that his Justice World Tour Concert had been postponed earlier.
‘Obviously, as you can probably see from my face, I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. And, it is from this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis,’ Justin Bieber said.
Prior to the recent development, Justin Bieber’s tour was to commence in Toronto, Canada, with a plan to visit over forty countries on the globe before coming to a close. The singer or his management is yet to give any information whether his scheduled tour to India later in the year will still hold. An October performance in Delhi is still expected.
The pop-star has only been to India once in the past, but will look to recover in the coming months for a second visit; which will see him reunite with fans in India at Jawahar Lal Stadium. Despite the damning news, ticket sales had commenced earlier this week on a booking website, with preparations still ongoing to welcome the well-loved music artiste.
‘For now, there is no change in our preparations. The show has not been officially cancelled for the October concert. We have yet to hear anything from Justin’s team. There is no change in the announcement and ticket sales, as of now,’ an unnamed source claimed.
Nonetheless, Bieber’s 240-million-strong Instagram fans will look to receive a positive update on his condition in the coming days.
The Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is a condition that affects the facial nerve near the ear and is known to cause a painful rash, paralysis and loss of hearing. However, quick treatment can reduce any risk of further complications.
In the past, celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Sylvester Stallon and George Clooney were also diagnosed with facial paralysis.