Earlier this summer, the pop star revealed she had a condition that left one side of her face paralyzed.
Weeks after returning to the stage amid health struggles, Justin Bieber is taking another break from touring. The star said she needed to focus on her recovery after being “overwhelmed” by exhaustion at a recent show.
The star went public with her Ramsay Hunt syndrome diagnosis during a tour in June, showing fans that the right side of her face is paralyzed. He postponed the rest of his North American shows to recuperate.
After weeks off, Bieber resumed his “Justice World Tour” in Europe but said it was not business as usual.
“I did six live shows, but this one had a real impact on me,” he wrote in a statement. Instagram Story Tuesday. “This past weekend, I performed at Rock in Rio and I gave everything to the people in Brazil. I’ll be fine, but I need time to rest and get better.”
Early: Justin Bieber suffers from facial paralysis from rare disorder
Bieber said in June that he was doing facial exercises to regain movement on the right side of his face, and that his features would likely return to normal. But he said there is no exact timeline for when that might happen.
In March, Bieber’s wife, Hailey Bieber, was hospitalized for a blood clot in the brain.
What is Ramsay Hunt Syndrome?
Ramsay-Hunt syndrome occurs when an outbreak of shingles affects the nerves near the patient’s ear. According to the Mayo Clinic, The syndrome can cause facial paralysis and hearing loss, as well as a painful shingles rash.
This syndrome is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, and can remain in the patient’s system for years after a chickenpox infection. It can be reactivated at any time.
Although there is no cure for the underlying cause of Ramsay Hunt syndrome, symptoms can be treated and managed once they present themselves. If Ramsay-Hunt syndrome is not treated effectively, it can cause permanent muscle weakness and deafness in the affected ear.