Justin Bieber affects Ramsay Hunt syndrome

Justin Bieber affects Ramsay Hunt syndrome

Justin Bieber has revealed that he is suffering from a rare condition that has paralyzed one side of his face.

Earlier this week the Canadian singer canceled a number of upcoming shows due to illness, and on Friday he told fans he has been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

“It is from this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear, my facial nerves, and has caused my face to have paralysis.

If the dormant varicella zoster virus is reactivated, leading to shingles, it can affect the facial nerve and may lead to facial paralysis and hearing loss.

If this does not happen, the chances of a complete reversal of symptoms fall to 50 percent.

In March, his wife Hailey Bieber was hospitalized due to a small blood clot in her brain.

What is Ramsay Hunt syndrome?  Ramsay Hunt syndrome (herpes zoster oticus) occurs when a shingles outbreak affects the facial nerve near one of your ears.

According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), Ramsay Hunt syndrome is rare — affecting around 5 in 100,000 people in the United States, according to one estimate. Older adults are more likely to be affected.

Bieber has said he is focusing on resting and doing facial exercises to help his recovery.

Bieber has said he is focusing on resting and doing facial exercises to help his recovery.

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