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Justin Bieber cancels world tour due to health concerns

Jess Hardiman

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Justin Bieber cancels world tour due to health concerns

Justin Bieber has cancelled his world tour amid health concerns, having shared the news with fans on Instagram.

Posting to his Stories, Bieber said he needed to make his health his 'priority' after being diagnosed with Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome earlier this year.

"So I'm going to take a break from touring for the time being," he said.

"I'm going to be okay, but I need time to rest and get better."

Credit: Instagram/Justin Bieber
Credit: Instagram/Justin Bieber

Bieber's tour was originally supposed to take place in 2021, but was pushed back due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

After it was rescheduled, the star ended up having to cancel his final US dates, taking to social media to explain that this was due to health issues after being diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a rare illness that can cause facial paralysis and hearing loss.

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"I wanted to update you guys on what’s been going on," Bieber said in the video message.

"Obviously, as you can probably see from my face, I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt syndrome and it is from this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis.

"So for those who are frustrated by my cancellations of [my] next shows, I’m just physically obviously not capable of doing them.

"This is pretty serious as you can see. I wish this wasn’t the case, but obviously my body’s telling me I gotta slow down."

Bieber added that his doctors don't know how much time recovery will take.

Bieber performing in 2021. Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo
Bieber performing in 2021. Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo

In his latest update to fans, the singer revealed that the European dates he recently managed to honour ended up having a real physical impact on him.

"After resting and consulting with my doctors, family and team, I went to Europe in an effort to continue with the tour," Bieber said.

"I performed six live shows, but it took a real toll on me.

"This past weekend, I performed at Rock in Rio and I gave everything I have to the people of Brazil.

"After getting off stage, the exhaustion overtook me and I realized that I need to make my health the priority right now."

Thanking fans for their support, he added: "I love you all passionately!"

According to the National Organisation for Rare Diseases, only five in 100,000 people develop RHS in the US every year.

Featured Image Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo/@justinbieber/Instagram

Topics: Celebrity, Music, Justin Bieber

Jess Hardiman
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