Justin Bieber has cancelled his Justice World Tour due to physical and mental health issues just weeks after resuming it as he recovered from facial paralysis.
The 28-year-old Canadian superstar took to his Instagram Story to make the tough announcement as he thanked his fans for their support during his battle with Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome and declared that he needs to focus on himself before performing again.
He performed in Brazil over the weekend and got candid as he wrote: ‘After getting off the stage, the exhaustion overtook me and I realize 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 time to rest and get better.’
Justin had resumed his world tour in Italy on July 31 after a near two month hiatus due to his health issues and performed seven total gigs culminating with Rock In Rio on September 4 before making the decision to walk away.
He said: ‘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 I performed at Rock In Rio and I gave everything I have to the people in Brazil.’
The husband of Hailey Bieber also touched on his battle with facial paralysis which was why he cancelled weeks of dates earlier this summer.
He wrote: ‘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.’
Back in June, the pop star revealed that he fears struggling to eat after suffering temporary facial paralysis from Ramsay Hunt syndrome just days after being forced to cancel dates on his Justice World Tour and has asked fans to pray for him.
He once again took to Instagram on Friday, June 10 to share a three-minute video explaining the diagnosis, which is a complication of shingles that can lead to facial paralysis.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the hearing loss and facial paralysis associated with Ramsay Hunt syndrome is temporary, however, can become permanent.
Justin’s right eye was unable to blink and the right side of his face did not move as he began the video saying: ‘Hey everyone Justin here, I wanted to update you guys on what’s been going on.
‘Obviously as you can probably see with my face. I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt syndrome and it is from this virus that attacks the nerves in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis.’
Justin later updated posted a sad update on his Instagram Story as he wrote: ‘Been getting progressively harder to eat which has been extremely frustrating, please pray for me [tearing up emoji]
Days before the revelation on Tuesday, June 7, the artist had announced that he was postponing the ‘next few shows’ of his seven-leg, 130-date Justice World Tour due ‘non-Covid related illness.’
‘Can’t believe I’m saying this. I’ve done everything to get better but my sickness is getting worse,’ the 28-year-old pop star – who boasts 539.2M social media followers – wrote.
‘My heart breaks that I will have to postpone these next few shows (doctors orders). To all my people I love you so much and I’m gonna rest and get better.’
Source: Daily Mail