Justin Bieber cancels shows after half of face left paralysed by virus

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Justin Bieber cancels shows after half of face left paralysed by virus
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Justin Bieber has been forced to postpone his tour after suffering from a rare disorder which has left half his face paralysed.

The Canadian popstar, 28, posted a video on Instagram to tell fans he has been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

The syndrome causes facial paralysis and affects nerves in the face through a shingles outbreak.

The Grammy winner was forced to cancel shows in Toronto and Washington DC following his diagnosis.

Bieber demonstrated in the video that he could barely move one side of his face, calling the ailment “pretty serious.”

“For those frustrated by my cancellations of the next shows, I’m just physically, obviously not capable of doing them,” he said. The singer added, “My body’s telling me I’ve got to slow down. I hope you guys understand.”

Bieber said he’s unsure how long he’ll take to heal. But he appeared positive about making a full recovery through rest and therapy.

“I’ll be using this time to just rest and relax and get back to a hundred percent, so that I can do what I was born to do,” he said.

In March, Biebers’ wife, Hailey Bieber, was hospitalized for a blood clot to her brain.

Bieber’s last album, Justice, released in March 2021, has been certified platinum in the US, and got to second in the UK album charts.

The North America leg of his world tour is due to end in July.

“So for those who are frustrated by my cancellations of the next shows, I’m just physically, obviously not able of doing them,” he said.

“This is pretty serious as you can see. I wish this wasn’t the case but obviously my body is telling me I gotta slow down.

“I hope you guys understand, and I’ll be using this time to just rest and relax and get back to 100% so I can do what I was born to do. But in the meantime, this ain’t it.

“We don’t know how much time it is going to be but it’s going to be OK, I have hope and I trust God. I trust it is all for a reason. I’m not sure what that is right now but in the meantime I am going to rest.”

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