Justin Bieber performs for the first time after canceling world tour dates due to diagnosis of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome
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Justin Bieber returned to the stage on Sunday night in Italy at the Lucca Summer Festival for his first performance in nearly two months after being forced to cancel a series of shows following his diagnosis of Ramsay Hunt Syndrome which causes partial facial paralysis.
Bieber appeared to give an energetic production to his Italian fans who tweeted clips of the 28-year-old singer dancing shirtless in the spotlight while performing songs from his catalog of hits.
It looks like Bieber is on the mend as his tour website updated the stages to include gigs in Europe before heading to South America in September. He is also due to give two shows in South Africa, followed by more than a dozen performances in the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand by the end of the year.
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Fox News Digital has reached out to Bieber’s representatives for comment.
After canceling a few shows from his Justice World Tour in June, the ‘What Do You Mean’ singer revealed on Instagram last month that he struggled with movements on the right side of his face, including blinking. eyes, moving his nostril or simply smiling from the right side of his mouth.
He admitted he had been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome and would take some time to assess his medical needs.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome “occurs when an outbreak of shingles affects the facial nerve near one of your ears,” according to the Mayo Clinic.
It can lead to facial paralysis and hearing loss in the affected ear and is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox.
“For those frustrated with my cancellations of upcoming shows, I’m just physically, obviously, not able to do them,” he said in a video shared shortly after the diagnosis was revealed. “It’s quite serious as you can see. I wish it wasn’t, but obviously my body is telling me I need to slow down.
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“I hope you understand. I’m just going to use this time to rest and relax and get back to 100% so I can do what I was born to do.”
“I’m going to get better, and I’m do all those facial exercises to get my face back to normal,” he said. “He will return to normal, it is just time. We don’t know how long it will take. It’s going to be OK.”
The Biebers recently suffered another health crisis earlier this year when their wife Hailey suffered from ‘stroke-like’ symptoms and was rushed to hospital where doctors discovered she had a blood clot in the brain.
Hailey, 25, then underwent a patent foramen ovale (PFO) closure procedure to repair a hole in her heart that had gone undetected since birth.
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