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Justin Bieber surprised people on Instagram on Friday by revealing that he is suffering from a serious virus that has paralysed half of his face, an aspect that has worried many of his followers, who he has asked to “pray” for him.

The disease he has been diagnosed with, as he explained in a video on the social network, is Ramsay Hunt syndrome, an ailment also known as herpes zoster oticus, which is a consequence of the same virus that causes chickenpox.

He has had to cancel some of his concerts because “physically, he’s not able to do them”. “This is pretty serious, as you can see. I wish this wasn’t the case, but obviously my body is telling me I have to slow down,” he explained. “I hope you guys understand. I will use this time to rest and relax and get back to 100 percent so I can do what I was born to do.”


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ince being diagnosed with Ramsay the artist has been doing facial exercises as part of his recovery process. However, he is not sure when he will be able to recover. “He’s going to be fine,” he said. “I’m hopeful and I trust in God.”