In a video shared to Instagram on Friday, Justin Bieber revealed he’s been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.
Justin Bieber, popular international singer, took to Instagram on Friday to let fans know that a series of his concerts have been postponed, revealing that he has been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.
“It is from this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves. It has caused my face to have paralysis,” Bieber says in a video on Friday.
What Is Ramsay Hunt Syndrome?
Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is a painful rash around the ear, on the face, or on the mouth. It occurs when the varicella-zoster virus infects a nerve in the head, according to Mount Sanai News Site.
Hunt syndrome is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox and shingles.
The virus is believed to infect the facial nerve near the inner ear and often leads to irritation and swelling of the nerve.
The condition mainly seen in adults, and rarely in children, are affected differently, though some symptoms that occur are:
- Severe pain in the ear
- Painful rash on the eardrum, ear canal, earlobe, tongue, and roof of the mouth on the side with the affected nerve
- Hearing loss on one side
- Sensation of things spinning (vertigo)
- Weakness on one side of the face that causes difficulty closing one eye, eating (food falls out of the weak corner of the mouth), making expressions, and making fine movements of the face, as well as facial droop and paralysis on one side of the face.
Let’s continue to keep Bieber in our prayers as he makes a full recovery from this diagnosis.