Justin Bieber Has Revealed He Has Lyme Disease After Drug Accusations
Pop singer Justin Bieber has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Lyme disease in a post on Instagram.
In response to recent reports that he had been looking unwell, he said that he had been diagnosed with the condition, which has affected his skin and energy levels, among other things.
He also responded to accusations of drug use in the post.
Posting a screenshot of a TMZ report on the subject on Instagram, he wrote: "While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like s***, on meth etc. they failed to realise I've been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, not only that but had a serious case of chronic mono which affected my, skin, brain function, energy, and overall health.
"These things will be explained further in a docu series I'm putting on YouTube shortly. You can learn all that I've been battling and OVERCOMING!! It's been a rough couple years but getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever NO CAP."
The 25-year-old was recently pictured with blotchy skin, with some jumping to conclusions - which obviously have now been quashed.
According to the NHS, Lyme disease is caused by tick bites.
The official advice says: "Many people with early symptoms of Lyme disease develop a circular red skin rash around a tick bite.
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"The rash can appear up to 3 months after being bitten by a tick and usually lasts for several weeks.
"Most rashes appear within the first 4 weeks."
It also says that not all ticks cause Lyme disease, but ones that do can be found all over the UK. The most high risk areas include grassy and wooded areas but they can be found anywhere.
It can also be difficult and a lengthy process to diagnose the disease, with blood tests often not showing as accurate in the early stages of it.
The condition is then treated with antibiotics, which depending on the severity of the symptoms can involve a course lasting up to 28 days.
Antibiotics tend to get rid of the disease but it can still take months for some people to feel fully better.
It's not yet known when Bieber's new YouTube docuseries will be released, but it's likely that he'll explain all about his experience with the disease then.
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