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Justin Bieber says resuming shows had a ‘real impact’ on him, announces touring hiatus

Justin Bieber steps away from the stage and focuses on his health.

On Tuesday, the singer revealed to his fans that he would be taking a break from his “Justice” world tour.

“Earlier this year, I went public with my battle with Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome, where my face was partially paralyzed,” he began in a statement posted to his Instagram story. “Due to this illness, I was unable to complete the North American leg of the Justice Tour.”

Bieber has wrapped up his European tour dates and performed in Brazil on September 4 for the massive Rock in Rio music festival.

He said: “After resting and seeing my doctors, family and team, I went to Europe with the aim of continuing the tour. I did six live shows, but it really cost me a lot.

The 28-year-old musician then tried to pass on his Brazilian fans.

“Last weekend I played Rock in Rio and gave the Brazilians everything I had,” Bieber explained.

He continued, “After coming off stage, exhaustion overtook me and I realized that I had to make my health a priority right now. So I’m going to take a break from my touring for the time being.

Bieber assured fans that he would make a full recovery.

“I’ll be fine, but I need time to rest and get better,” he wrote.

At the end of the statement, Bieber said he was “proud” to be able to share his show and his “message of ‘Justice'” with the world. He also expressed his love and gratitude to his fans who supported him during his health struggles.

Bieber first revealed in June that he had been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

He uploaded a video to Instagram to show fans how the condition affected his facial movements.

“I wanted to update you on what was going on,” he said at the time. “Obviously, as you can probably see from my face, I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt syndrome. It’s because of this virus attacking the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves and causing the paralysis of my face.

He added: “As you can see, that eye isn’t blinking. I can’t smile on that side of my face. That nostril won’t move. So there’s total paralysis on that side of my face.

In an expired Instagram Story, he called his battle with health issues a “horrible storm.”

His announcement came days after he told fans he had to cancel some of his upcoming shows due to “illness”.

As he recovered from Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, the Grammy winner continued to reschedule other tour dates for the US “Justice” Tour.

His tour operator, AEG Presents, said in a statement posted on Twitter that Bieber felt “optimistic about his recovery”.

As Bieber explained in his video, Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a rare type of viral infection that can cause facial nerve paralysis as well as a painful rash in the ear – on one side of the head. . It is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which can also lead to a diagnosis of chickenpox and shingles.

“The facial nerve can become inflamed and swollen, resulting in the inability to move the lower part of the face, move the eyebrows, or completely close the eyes,” said New York-based neurologist Dr. Anna Pace. at Mount. Sinai Center for Headache and Facial Pain, says “TODAY” in June.

Pace said the infection can also affect the cranial nerve, which is responsible for hearing and balance.

“You may also have ear pain, ringing in your ears, feeling like the room is spinning or dizziness, or sensitivity to sound,” she said.

Although people diagnosed with the disease do not recover overnight, Ramsay Hunt syndrome is treatable and most patients recover in three to four months.

Treatment – such as steroids and antiviral drugs – should start as soon as possible because “if you don’t get treatment, it’s much harder to recover,” Pace said.

Severe cases can lead to permanent paralysis, damaged nerves, facial asymmetry, and eye damage.

Getting vaccinated against chickenpox and shingles is the best way to prevent Ramsay Hunt syndrome and its complications.



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