Justin Bieber has provided an update on his facial paralysis diagnosis, Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, three days after announcing the news on Instagram.
Bieber, 28, revealed that the syndrome has left him unable to move half his face and as a result is unable to take the stage.
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Following a deluge of support for the singer, he shared a “little bit” about how he’s been feeling.
“Each day has gotten better and through all the discomfort I have found comfort in the one who designed me and knows me,” he wrote on Instagram.
“He knows the darkest parts of me that I want no one to know about and he constantly welcomes me into his loving arms.”
Bieber added that the “perspective has given [him] peace,” calling the syndrome a “horrible storm [he] is facing”.
“I know this storm will pass but in the meantime, JESUS IS WITH ME,” he ended the post.
In his caption, the Yummy singer elaborated on his update, explaining that at his life stage, Bieber realises that “storms come and go”.
“Jesus continues to remind me that he is with me in the midst of the storm,” he said.
“It’s not about the storm. It’s that we are NEVER ALONE AND HE UNDERSTANDS.”
Bieber announced the news on the weekend after canceling shows from his Justice World Tour.
‘We are praying for you’
“It is from this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis,” he said in a video posted on his Instagram account on Saturday.
“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 full paralysis on this side of my face”.
He has been inundated with messages of support, including from Addison Rae, Romeo Beckham and fellow singer Shawn Mendes.
“We are praying for you! We love you!!! Rest up! Everyone understands,” Khloe Kardashian commented on Instagram.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Ramsay Hunt syndrome “occurs when a shingles outbreak affects the facial nerve near one of your ears”.
Bieber addressed fans frustrated by the recent concert cancellations and said he’s “physically, obviously, not capable of doing them”.
“This is pretty serious, as you can see. I wish this wasn’t the case, but, obviously, my body’s telling me I’ve got to slow down,” he said.
“I hope you guys understand. I’ll be using this time to just rest and relax and get back to 100 per cent so that I can do what I was born to do.”
Bieber’s wife Hailey, 25, posted a photo following the announcement, in which her husband’s face was partially covered by their pet dog Oscar, to Instagram on Saturday US time.
“Babies,” read the caption, accompanied by a love heart face emoji.
Hailey Bieber was hospitalised in March due to a small blood clot in her brain. The model later explained that she had suffered a mini-stroke due to a small hole in her heart from which the clot travelled to her brain.
She had surgery to close the hole.
– With CNN