Justin Bieber Diagnosed With Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

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  • This syndrome is caused by varicella-zoster virus
  • Ramsay Hunt Syndrome has led to a partial paralysis of his face.
  • The singer added that his body is telling him to slow down and hoped that his fans would understand

Popular singer Justin Bieber took to Instagram to reveal to his followers that he has a rare syndrome called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome which causes facial paralysis. Due to this, the right side of the Grammy winner’s face is paralysed. Justin Bieber put out a video on Friday, explaining the disorder and captioned it “IMPORTANT PLEASE WATCH. I love you guys and keep me in your prayers”.

According to the Mayo clinic, Ramsay Hunt Syndrome attacks facial nerves and is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. In the video, he shows his followers how he can barely move the right half of his face due to partial paralysis. He said, “As you can see from my face, I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, and it is from this virus that attacks the facial nerves in my ear and causes paralysis.”

In the video, he further shows how one of his eyes isn’t 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,” says Justin in the video. The Canadian singer also says he is unsure of how long it will take to heal. He also revealed that he was doing facial exercises to get his face back to normal.

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