“As you can probably see from my face, I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt syndrome,” Bieber said on Instagram. “It is from this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis.”
Mayo Clinic explained that 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.
Mayo Clinic explained the two main signs and symptoms of Ramsay Hunt syndrome are a painful red rash with fluid-filled blisters on, in and around one ear or facial weakness or paralysis on the same side as the affected ear.
“Usually, the rash and the facial paralysis occur at the same time. Sometimes one can happen before the other. Other times, the rash never occurs,” Mayo Clinic wrote.
If you have Ramsay Hunt syndrome, you might also experience ear pain, hearing loss, ringing in your ears (tinnitus), difficulty closing one eye, a sensation of spinning or moving (vertigo), a change in taste perception or loss of taste or dry mouth and eyes.
Mayo Clinic suggests calling your doctor if you experience facial paralysis or a shingles rash on your face. Treatment that starts within three days of the start of signs and symptoms may help prevent long-term complications.
In his social media post, the “Peaches” singer showed fans that he could not blink his right eye, move his right nostril or smile with the right side of his mouth.
“For those who are frustrated by my cancelations of the next shows, I’m just physically, obviously, not capable of doing them,” he said. “This is pretty serious as you can see. I wish this wasn’t the case, but obviously, my body is telling me that I’ve got to slow down.”
Bieber continued: “I hope you guys understand. I’ll just be using this time to rest and relax and get back to 100 perfect so that I can do what I was born to do.”
“I’m going to get better, and I’m doing all of these face exercises to get my face back to normal,” he said. “It will go back to normal, it’s just time. We don’t know how much time it’s going to be. It’s going to be okay.”
“Although this was definitely one of the scariest moments I’ve ever been through, I’m home now and doing well, and I’m so grateful and thankful to all the amazing doctors and nurses who took care of me,” she wrote.
Taken to the hospital, she said doctors had found a small blood clot on her brain. But she said her body passed it on its own and she recovered completely within a few hours.
source: FOX 6 Milwaukee