Justin Bieber cancels shows after virus paralyses half his face
Justin Bieber has cancelled a series of shows on his latest tour after a virus caused “full paralysis” on one side of his face, The Guardian reports.
According to the paper, the Canadian popstar said he had been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome after a virus had damaged the nerves in his ear. He said he was suffering a “pretty serious” case in a video he posted to his Instagram page.
The 28-year-old is currently on his Justice tour in North America and has cancelled performances in Toronto, Washington DC and New York.
He said: “It is from this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear in my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis.
“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.”
In the three-minute long video he tries to smile, blink and move his face but parts of his face would not react. He said he has been doing facial exercises to recover.