Hailey Bieber has updated fans on her husband Justin Bieber’s current struggle with facial paralysis, following his recent announcement of having Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
In a new appearance on Good Morning America on Wednesday (June 15), Hailey, 25, provided a positive update. “He’s doing really well. He’s getting better every single day,” she said. “He’s feeling a lot better and, obviously, it was just a very scary and random situation to happen, but he’s going to be totally okay and I’m just grateful that he’s fine.”
“The support has been really amazing just from fans, friends, family, like, every single person has sent well wishes, advice, recommendations. It’s actually been really amazing.”
“He’s doing really well. He’s getting better every single day.” — #HaileyBieber gives an update on husband @justinbieber after he revealed Ramsay Hunt syndrome diagnosis. https://t.co/VHmQuoUers pic.twitter.com/Ou2IEqsHhf— Good Morning America (@GMA) June 15, 2022
As we reported last week, Bieber announced on Instagram that he has been battling a serious virus, one that has left the right side of his face paralyzed and that he will be taking time off from performing until he gets better.
The singer posted a video explaining to fans why he’s had to postpone several shows recently, explaining that his diagnosis affected a nerve in his ear, causing the paralysis, which you can clearly see has affected half of his face — unable to blink his right eye, flare his nostril or smile fully.
Bieber, 28, apologized to fans that he will be taking a break from touring as he says it is “pretty serious” and that he’ll need to work on facial exercises to get back to normal. “I wish this wasn’t the case but obviously my body is telling me I gotta slow down,” he said. “I hope you guys understand, and I’m using this time to just rest and relax and get back to 100% so I can do what I was born to do. But in the meantime, this ain’t it.”
The virus that causes Ramsay Hunt syndrome is called varicella-zoster, which is in the herpes virus family — the same pathogen behind shingles. The rare virus, which is not contagious, can lie dormant in your body for years before reactivating and spreading to a facial nerve near your ear, developing into either shingles or in some cases, Ramsay Hunt syndrome. The syndrome typically affects people over the age of 60.