Canadian singer Justin Bieber has cancelled his ongoing world tour to get concentrate on his health and seek medical support.
The singer disclosed he suffered a health breakdown after performing at six live shows in Europe following his battle with Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that can inflame and paralyse the facial nerve.
The syndrome can cause a painful rash around the ear or mouth. Besides facial paralysis, it can cause hearing loss.
Bieber informed his fans on social media on Wednesday midnight, September 6, in an official statement that he has to get some rest and get better before returning on stage to continue his ‘Justice’ world tour.
Read his statement below.
“Earlier this year, I went public about my battle with Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome, where my face was partly paralyzed. As the result of this illness, I was not able to complete the North America leg of the Justice Tour.
“After resting and consulting with my doctors, family and team, I went to Europe in an effort to continue with the tour. I performed six live shows, but it took a real toll on me. This past weekend, performed at Rock in Rio and I gave everything I have to the people in Brazil.
“After getting off the stage, the exhaustion overtook me and I realized that I need to make my health the priority right now. So I’m going to take a break from touring for the time being. I’m going to be ok, but I need to rest and get better.
“I’ve been so proud to bring this show and our message of Justice to the world. Thank you for your prayers and support throughout all of this! I love you all passionately!”