Justin Bieber’s career may be booming, but unfortunately his health is steadily deteriorating. Back in January 2020, the pop singer announced on social media that he had been diagnosed with Lyme disease — a disease that the CDC says is typically transmitted by an infected tick. Bieber was forced to make the shocking revelation after online trolls began speculating that the Stay artist was on drugs due to his ailing appearance. “Not only that, I’ve had a severe case of chronic mono which has affected my skin, brain function, energy and overall health,” he wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post (via Forbes). “It’s been a tough few years but getting the right treatment to help treat this previously incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever.”
While Bieber has been very open about his struggles with this particular illness along with depression and anxiety, he recently came forward about another health scare. In June, the “Peaches” singer shared a heartbreaking Instagram video announcing he was battling Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. “It’s from this virus that’s attacking the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to be paralyzed,” he said. According to the Mayo Clinic, the condition occurs when an “outbreak of shingles affects the facial nerve near one of your ears.”
While dealing with constant health issues has been very difficult for both the Biebs and his wife, things seem to be gradually getting better.
Usher says Justin is “doing great” after being diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
During an interview with Extra, Usher – Justin Bieber’s longtime mentor and friend – revealed that the “Love Yourself” singer is doing much better after being diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome over a month ago. “He’s doing great,” he told the outlet. The R&B legend also shared that the two were able to find time to take vacations together. “I think whatever he’s going through right now, it’s really great to see that he has the support of his fans and family,” Usher added.
The “You Got It Bad” singer has played a key role in Bieber’s global success and is grateful he still has a strong relationship with the pop star after more than a decade. “I’m glad I was there from the start and am still a friend to this day,” he said.
In the early stages of his diagnosis, Bieber had no choice but to cancel the remainder of his Justice World Tour, which was scheduled to run through July, according to CBS News. “Justin continues to receive the best medical care possible, is optimistic about his recovery and looks forward to taking to the streets again later this summer and performing for his fans abroad,” AEG Worldwide wrote in a statement. Hopefully, now that he’s recovering, Bieber can finally get back to doing what he loves.