Justin Bieber announced on Friday through his social media account that he is experiencing ‘Ramsay Hunt Syndrome’ that causes half of his face to paralyze.
Justin Bieber’s Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
The world was shocked after the 28-year-old singer Justin Bieber announced the reason behind why he needed to take a break from performing. He took his Instagram account to show half of his face paralyzed. He said that is suffering from Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.
In a published article in USA TODAY, Mayo Clinic explained what is ‘Ramsay Hunt Syndrome’, its causes, and its symptoms. According to the said clinic, it is a neurological disorder characterized by facial nerve paralysis. This commonly happened to people ages 60 and above. Additionally, this is triggered by the same virus that causes chicken pox and shingles.
Justin Bieber said in his video “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.”
Other Medical Conditions of Justin Bieber
This is not the first time that Justin Bieber opened up to the public about his health problems. He also announced in January 2020 that he suffered from Lyme disease and a serious case of “chronic mono, “It can be remembered that he also used Instagram to reach his fans about his condition.
Mayo Clinic explained how a person can get Lyme disease. The clinic said that it is transmitted through the bite of an infected black-legged deer tick, according to a published article in CNN News. If this disease remained untreated, a person can suffer joint pain and neurological problems.
Meanwhile, “serious chronic mono” affected Justin Bieber’s skin, brain function, energy, and overall health,” In a published article in The Guardian, symptoms of “serious chronic mono” include fatigue, a sore throat, fever, swollen lymph nodes in the neck and armpits, swollen tonsils, headache, skin rash, and a soft, swollen spleen.