Justin Bieber has announced that his tour has been canceled due to a rare disease that has disabled half of his face.
Justin Bieber revealed that half of his face is paralyzed after being diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
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The multi-Grammy recipient is dealing with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, he revealed in an Instagram video uploaded on Friday. Through a shingles epidemic, the disease produces facial paralysis and damages nerves in the face.
The Canadian musician postponed a number of forthcoming gigs earlier this week due to sickness, and on Friday he informed fans that he had Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome is an uncommon neurological condition that can arise in persons who have had chickenpox. When the latent varicella-zoster virus reactivates and causes shingles, it can impact the facial nerve, resulting in neurological issues and hearing loss.
Blisters in the ears or on the roof of the mouth are symptoms of the illness. Ramsay Hunt syndrome is rare, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), affecting around 5 in 100,000 persons in the United States, according to one assessment, the elderly are more prone to be affected.
A painful rash within and outside the ear canal, sometimes affecting the tongue and roof of the mouth, might be one of the symptoms. A complete medical history and identification of the distinctive rash and facial paralysis are generally used to diagnose the illness.
According to the British organization Facial Palsy UK, timely treatment can make a massive difference in a patient’s outcome, with around 70% of those who take antiviral medicine within three days of displaying symptoms recovering completely.
Mild instances can be resolved in a few weeks, according to the organization, but more extensive nerve injury results in a longer recovery period and a lesser probability of total recovery.