Smile again, in the true sense of the word. Justin Bieber’s fans could only be moved by the singer’s Instagram story. His face surrounded by a gray hood and the words “Wait for it”, then his eyes that move, his eyebrows that rise and fall and, suddenly, his mouth that opens in a huge smile. Last June, when he told of suffering from the rare Ramsay Hunt syndrome his face was paralyzed and smiling had become impossible.
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Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a neurological disorder that occurs when the varicella-zoster virus affects a nerve in the head near the inner ear. Among the symptoms there is also facial paresis as Bieber had shown in a video. “As you can see,” explained the singer on social media, “from this eye I can’t blink, I can’t smile, the nostril doesn’t move. This part of my face is completely paralyzed“. For this the artist had to rest and devote himself to physiotherapy.
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Last June, due to illness, the singer was forced to cancel some stages of his Justice World Tour. “I made sure everything went well, but my disease is getting worse and I have to move the dates because the doctors tell me so” he had communicated to fans on Instagram. The same had happened in September: “After getting off the stage, fatigue overcame me and I realized that I have to make my health the priority right now,” Bieber reiterated again, “So I’m taking a break from the tour for the moment. I’ll be fine, but I need time to rest and get better“. In July 2022, his colleague and friend Usher had told of having met Bieber and seeing the first improvements. The risk was that the paralysis would become permanent and hearing loss would come. Now, judging by his smile , it seems that rest and treatments are giving good results.