Canadian singer Justin Bieber shocked his fans on Friday when he revealed he has been experiencing facial paralysis due to a rare virus.
The 28-year-old said he has been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
“Ramsay Hunt syndrome occurs when a shingles outbreak affects the facial nerve near one of your ears, according to Mayo Clinic. It can cause painful shingles rash, facial paralysis and hearing loss in the affected ear.” KTLA reported.
Bieber canceled the rest of his world tour, according to media reports.
“As you can see, this eye is not blinking. I can’t smile on this side of my face. This nostril will not move,” Bieber said in a video posted to Instagram.
“So for those who are frustrated by my cancellations of the next shows, I’m just physically, obviously, not capable of doing them,” he said. “This is pretty serious, as you can see. I wish this wasn’t the case. But obviously my body’s telling me I got to slow down.”
Earlier this year Justin Bieber’s wife, Hailey Bieber, was hospitalized with ‘stroke-like symptoms.’
The 25-year-old model was hospitalized in Palm Springs, California in March where doctors found a blood clot in her brain.
Hailey Bieber described how she experienced facial paralysis while she was having breakfast with her husband before being rushed to the hospital.