Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber has revealed this Friday that he is the victim of a virus that has left the left side of his face paralyzed, forcing him to cancel upcoming concerts until he recovers.

Hello everyone, I want to share with you how things are here. As you can possibly see from my face, I am suffering from a syndrome called Ramsay Hunt, caused by a virus that attacks the nerve in my ear, in my face, causing facial paralysis. As you can see, this eye doesn’t blink, I can’t smile on this side of my face, nor my nostril. This side of my face is totally paralyzed. So those of you who are frustrated by the cancellations of my upcoming concerts, please understand that I am not physically able to play. This is quite serious, as you can see.

I wish it wasn’t like that, but my body is telling me to slow down and I hope you can understand it,” he explained in a video posted on social media.

In this way, the 28-year-old pop singer has suspended his ‘Justice World Tour’ due to this illness, a few hours before his first scheduled concert in Toronto. It will be necessary to see how he reorganizes the tour and how many concerts he will have to postpone depending on the duration of the symptoms.

Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a complication that occurs when an outbreak affects the facial nerve near one of the ears. It can cause hearing loss in addition to facial paralysis. The ‘Peaches’ singer has explained that he is doing facial exercises and is taking the opportunity to “rest and relax” to be able to return to 100% and “do what he was born to do”.

Bieber did not specify an estimated time for his recovery. Also, this is the third time Bieber’s tour has been postponed. The first two were postponed due to the covid-19 pandemic.