Pop star is recovering from facial paralysis
Justin Bieber has postponed the remaining US Justice Tour dates due to his recent diagnosis with facial paralysis. Shows affected include the June and July stops throughout North America.
“In light of Justin’s ongoing recovery, the remaining US Justice Tour shows scheduled for June and early July will be postponed,” a message on the tour’s Instagram page reads. “Justin continues to receive the best medical care possible, is upbeat about his recovery, and is looking forward to getting back out on the road and performing for his fans overseas later this summer.”
The message says details regarding rescheduled shows will be announced soon. Refunds are available at point of purchase with all tickets being honored for the rescheduled dates.
None of Bieber’s official social media pages have shared the news, although the June and July dates have been removed from his website.
Bieber is expected to resume the trek in Lucca, Italy on July 31st. Having sold in excess of 1.3 million tickets so far and selling out 31 dates within minutes, the tour travels to more than 30 countries and playing more than 125 shows from May 2022 through March 2023.
Last week, Bieber shared he has been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, a rare neurological disorder characterized by paralysis of the facial nerve, or facial palsy, and a rash affecting the ear or mouth. Ear abnormalities such as tinnitus and hearing loss may also be present. RHS is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox in children and shingles in adults. In cases of Ramsay Hunt syndrome, previously inactive (dormant) varicella-zoster virus is reactivated and spreads to affect the facial nerve.