Justin Bieber's face is paralysed after suffering from rare disorder

Justin Bieber is suffering from a rare disorder that has now caused paralysis in his face. Taking to Instagram, the pop star shared the reason why he’s had to postpone some shows from his current Justice World Tour.

“I wanted to update you guys on what’s been going on. Obviously, as you can probably see from my face, I have this syndrome called 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,” he explained.

Left: Justin Bieber with a hat hugging wife Hailey Bieber who is wearing sunglasses. Right: Justin Bieber demonstrates how he can't move one side of his face.
Justin Bieber has opened up about how his face is paralysed. Photo: Instagram/haileybieber & justinbieber

The star then demonstrated how the right side of his face was paralysed, as he attempted to smile, blink and move his nostril. Apologising to his fans for his show cancellations, he admitted he was not ‘physically’ able to perform in this state.


“This is pretty serious as you can see, I wish this wasn’t the case but obviously my body’s telling me I gotta slow down and I hope you guys understand,” he added.

Justin's condition is a rare neurological disorder that’s caused by a virus. One of the star’s friends told Page Six that his family believe he’ll make a full recovery.

“Bieber will be OK. It’s because of an infection, paralysis in the right side. He will recover.”

Two photos of Justin Bieber demonstrating how he can't move the right side of his face.
The pop star is unable to blink or move any parts on the right side of his face. Photo: Instagram/justinbieber

The star is planning to ‘rest and relax’ so that he can get back to performing when he’s better. It didn’t take long for Bieber’s famous pals to wish him a speedy recovery.

His long-time manager Scooter Braun wrote: “Love you and proud of you,” while close friend and collaborator Ryan Good left a simple, “Love you.”

“Love you dude, please take all the time you need,” fellow artist Kehlani wrote.

“So brave. You’re going to be fine buddy…and you’re truly loved by many and always in our prayers,” added Bear Grylls.

Hailey Bieber's health issues

This comes after the star’s wife Hailey Bieber also suffered some paralysis after she was rushed to hospital in March.

On her YouTube channel, the model explained that she was unable to respond to a question that Justin had asked her, saying: “I couldn’t speak. The right side of my face started drooping, I couldn’t get a sentence out.”

Once she was in the hospital, they discovered a small blood clot in her brain and she needed to undergo some treatment. The model has since made a full recovery and feels good, but admits that she does suffer from some anxiety after the traumatising experience.

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