After months of keeping his partial facial paralysis diagnosis a secret, Justin Bieber announced on Tuesday that he is once more taking a sabbatical from touring.
The Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, a shingles complication, forced the 28-year-old megastar to postpone the North American portion of his "Justice" tour in June.
In addition to this weekend's Rock in Rio festival in Brazil, Justin Bieber has resumed touring and will do six live concerts in Europe.
But he claimed on Tuesday that his comeback had been too soon.
“This past weekend I performed at Rock in Rio and I gave everything I have to the people in Brazil. After getting off stage, the exhaustion overtook me and I realized that I need to make my health the priority right now,” Bieber said.
“So I’m going to take a break from touring for the time being,” the “Peaches” singer continued.
“I’m going to be OK, but I need time to rest and get better. I’ve been so proud to bring this show and our message of justice to the world.”
Ramsay Hunt Syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that can inflame and paralyze the facial nerve, and cause a painful rash around the ear or mouth. In addition to facial paralysis, it can cause hearing loss.
Bieber had dozens of performances across the globe scheduled through March 2023.
The superstar did not give an estimated timeline of recovery or indicate whether the “Justice” tour would ever resume.
Covid-19 had forced two postponements even before the singer’s health began suffering.