JUSTIN BIEBER. Suffering from a rare disease, Ramsey Hunt syndrome, which paralyzes part of his face, Justin Bieber cancels his entire world tour, including his concerts in Paris.
[Updated March 1, 2023 at 5:08 p.m.] After weeks of doubts and uncertainties, the disappointment of Justin Bieber fans: the singer announces the cancellation of the rest of his world tour and therefore his two concerts in Paris, planned at the Accor Arena on March 6 and 7. On the site of the Parisian room is proposed the reimbursement of the two shows, displayed canceled. This materializes the concerns of fans, since the announcement of the illness of Justin Bieber, who had already had to cancel several dates last September.
If the reasons for the cancellation of the Justice world tour of the 29-year-old singer have not been confirmed, medical reasons are given by several American media. Last September, Justin Bieber suspended his tour for health reasons, after revealing that he had Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that paralyzes part of his face.
In June 2022, Justin Bieber had revealed, on Instagram, to be affected by this disease, which can be caused by a reactivation of the chicken pox or shingles virus. In addition to impressive facial paralysis, this syndrome, named after the neurologist who discovered it in 1907, can also cause a rash affecting the ear or mouth. It can develop during a period of stress or reduced immune defenses.
It is estimated that this syndrome affects 5 out of 100,000 people in the United States. Treatment for Ramsey Hunt syndrome involves taking antiviral and anti-inflammatory medications, as well as facial exercises to rehabilitate the face. Healing can take several months.
For the third time since June 2022, Justin Bieber has been forced to cancel the Justice World Tour concerts due to his state of health. "Earlier this year, I went public with my battle with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, which paralyzes part of my face. As a result of my illness, I was unable to complete the North American tour of the Justice Tour", explained in September the singer in a message posted on Instagram.
"After resting and seeing my doctors, my family and my team, I went to Europe to continue my tour. I performed six concerts, but I lost my health there," he adds. , returning to his last concert in Brazil, in Rio, where he explains that he "gave everything" and after which he realized that he had to make his "health a priority." "I will get better, but I need time to rest and recover."
On June 10, 2022, on Instagram, Justin Bieber revealed in a video to have the unknown syndrome of Ramsey Hunt. "Hello everyone (...) as you can see on my face, I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt. There is complete paralysis on this side of my face", explained then the world star , visibly unable to wink or smile on one side of his mouth.
Justin Bieber, already forced to cancel several concerts on his tour, added that he was doing exercises and taking treatment to heal himself, "to rest, relax and come back to 100%." The video, seen by some 65 million people, had at that time aroused a wave of emotion and made the headlines of part of the world press when it was released.