Justin Bieber Reveals Rare Facial Paralysis Diagnosis

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Famous singer Justin Bieber revealed over the weekend he has been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a rare condition which can cause facial paralysis amongst other serious health concerns.

The 28-year-old performer shared the news through a live video shared on his social media accounts.

The Washington Examiner reports:

“I’m reminded he knows all of me,” Bieber wrote, referencing God. “He know[s] the darkest parts of me that I want no one to know about and he constantly welcomes me into his loving arms. This perspective has given me peace during this horrific storm that I’m facing.”

“By this point in my life I realize storms come and go,” Bieber wrote. “Jesus continues to remind me that he is with me in the midst of the storm. It’s not about the storm. It’s that we are NEVER ALONE AND HE UNDERSTANDS.”

On Friday, Bieber revealed he is taking a break from performing due to his diagnosis of Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

“It is from this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis,” Bieber explained in an Instagram video. “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.”

Ramsay Hunt syndrome stems from a shingles outbreak caused by a reactivation of the same virus that causes chickenpox. It can result in a painful rash, partial paralysis, and hearing loss in the affected ear.

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