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Justin Bieber Suffering Paralysis in the Face

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Bad new for Justin Bieber. He has a virus that’s left the right side of his face paralyzed. Scary.

Bieber Instagrammed himself explaining the virus. Evidently, it’s called Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. Per the Mayo Clinic:

Ramsay Hunt syndrome (herpes zoster oticus) occurs when a shingles outbreak affects the facial nerve near one of your ears. In addition to the painful shingles rash, Ramsay Hunt syndrome can cause facial paralysis and hearing loss in the affected ear.

Ramsay Hunt syndrome is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. After chickenpox clears up, the virus still lives in your nerves. Years later, it may reactivate. When it does, it can affect your facial nerves.

In his Instagram video, Bieber explains more:

It is from this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis. As you can see this eye is not blinking. I can’t smile on this side of my face; this nostril will not move. So there’s full paralysis on this side of my face.

Not making fun of the guy, but if you watch the video, you can see his eyes don’t move in sync and the right eyelid doesn’t move. His left eye moves first, then his right eye follows. Like a 7-second lag on network TV.

Bieber goes on to apologize for his recent concert cancellations, which is nice, but we all know he doesn’t have to apologize for that. Not when your face is paralyzed.

This is pretty serious, as you can see. I wish this wasn’t the case, but, obviously, my body’s telling me I’ve got to slow down. I hope you guys understand. I’ll be using this time to just rest and relax and get back to a hundred percent so that I can do what I was born to do.

So, is Bieber’s Ramsay Hunt Syndrome permanent? Only if he waited too long to get treatment.

If there is not much damage to the nerve, you should get better completely within a few weeks. If damage is more severe, you may not fully recover, even after several months. Overall, your chances of recovery are better if the treatment is started within 3 days after the symptoms begin.

Not sure what’s going on with the Biebers, some really bad luck. You have Justin’s paralysis now. You had Hailey Bieber’s mini-stroke in March.

Nothing else to say but hope Bieber gets better soon. This guy was throwing eggs at houses and pissing in mop buckets back in the day. Life comes at you fast.

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