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Justin Bieber Gives Positive Update About Facial Paralysis From Ramsay Hunt Syndrome

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on March 17, 2023 at 2:45 AM EDT

Justin Bieber is melting hearts with his smile!

The Canadian sensation needs little introduction as one of the country's most successful artists in the US. The "Baby" singer has dominated the music industry since his days as a teen Pop idol.

With numerous No.1 hit songs and various awards, the 29-year-old has achieved greatness at a young age. However, his career temporarily stopped following the entertainer's battle with Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

The disease caused half his face to be paralyzed, causing little to no movement on the affected side. However, Bieber recently updated fans about his health, assuring the public he is making huge progress.

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Justin Bieber Flashes A Bright Smile In Health Update

In his latest Instagram Story update, the "Love Me" artist shared a video of himself flaunting the recovery of his facial mobility. The close-up clip was set to the song "Ice T" by the Nigerian singer Tems alongside the words "Wait for it."

Wearing a gray hoodie underneath a blue puffer jacket, the video captured the brown-eyed entertainer moving his eyes from side to side before adding his eyebrows to the routine.

After showing off his control of these facial features, the camera zoomed in on Bieber's lips, and the 29-year-old flashed a dazzling smile for viewers. Although he did not share additional details about his health, it was clear the "Boyfriend" artist was doing fine.

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Last June, the eighteen-time AMA winner revealed he had been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome. The Canadian broke the shocking news via an Instagram video, asking fans to keep him in their prayers.

In the brief clip, the Billboard chart-topper explained that he could not move one side of his face due to facial paralysis. The lack of movement was caused by a virus that attacked a nerve inside the "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" star's ear.

Bieber admitted that the situation was "pretty serious" as he was forced to postpone several shows in the past week. A quick recovery seemed far-fetched at the time as the media personality showed fans that he could not move half his face.

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"I can’t smile on this side of my face… this nostril will not move," the singer explained as he tried and failed to move the paralyzed part of his face for the camera. As for why he shared this painful condition, the showstopper noted that he did it for his "frustrated" admirers.

To those upset about the sudden cancellation of Bieber's concerts, the 29-year-old stated that he had to prove he was not physically capable of performing at that moment. 

"I wish this wasn’t the case, but obviously, my body’s telling me I gotta slow down, and I hope you guys understand, and I’ll be using this time to just rest and relax and get back to one hundred percent so I can get back to do what I was born to do," the Canadian explained. "But, in the meantime, this ain’t it."

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The "Sorry" singer assured fans he would get better, although his doctors could not give him a specific recovery date. Staying positive, the Bambi Award winner declared:

"It’s going to be okay. I trust God, and I trust that it’s all for a reason. I’m not sure what that is right now, but in the meantime, I’m going to rest, and I love you guys. Peace."

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The Guinness World Records Holder Canceled The Rest Of His 'Justice' World Tour

Bieber's positive update comes almost a month after it was reported that the "Beauty And A Beat" singer would not continue his world tour. The remaining dates of the musician's "Justice" shows were canceled due to his struggle with Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

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The iHeartRadio Much Music Video Award winner announced the news on his Instagram Story via a lengthy note. The 29-year-old explained that because of his illness, he would not be able to complete the North American leg of his tour.

According to the Canadian heartthrob, he decided to quit following the significant toll the tour had on his body. "After resting and consulting with my doctors, family, and team, I went to Europe in an effort to continue with the tour," the entertainer explained.

"I performed six live shows, but it took a real toll on me," Bieber continued, noting that he felt the strain after his performance in Rio, Brazil. "After getting off stage, the exhaustion overtook me, and I realized that I need to make my health the priority right now."

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