Justin Bieber Postpones North American Tour Dates Following Facial Paralysis Diagnosis

Justin Bieber at the American Music Awards in 2020.
Justin Bieber at the American Music Awards in 2020. Photo by ABC/WDTV (11029324r)

Justin Bieber recently revealed that he’s been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, and he’s taking a break from performing to deal with the illness. The Canadian singer postponed the rest of his North American tour due to facial paralysis.

Bieber’s concert promoter AEG released an official statement, announcing that his remaining U.S. tour shows scheduled for June and early July will be postponed in light of the singer’s ongoing recovery.

“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,” reads the statement by AEG.

Earlier this month, Bieber told his fans that he’s been diagnosed with a rare condition called Ramsay Hunt syndrome. He explained that the virus attacked the nerve in his ear and facial nerves, causing facial paralysis and making it impossible to blink or smile on one side of his face.

This isn’t the first time that Bieber postponed the dates from his Justice World Tour. The tour was originally set to kick off in May 2020, but the dates were pushed to 2021 and then 2022 in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.