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Hailey Bieber Shares Support For Husband Justin After Face Paralysis Diagnosis

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Hailey Bieber Shares Support For Husband Justin After Face Paralysis Diagnosis

Hailey Bieber has shown her support for husband Justin after the singer announced he had been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

Bieber revealed he was suffering with a 'pretty serious' case of the disorder as he announced the cancellation of a series of shows on Friday, 10 June.

Ramsay Hunt syndrome is caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox and occurs when a shingles outbreak affects the facial nerve near one ear. As well as painful rashes, it can cause facial paralysis and hearing loss.

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Bieber's symptoms were evident in a video he posted announcing his diagnosis, in which parts of his face failed to respond when he tried to smile and blink.

The news prompted an outpouring of support from fans across the globe as well as a public reaction from Hailey, who he married in 2018.

The 25-year-old model re-posted her husband's video on Instagram, writing: "I love u baby." She has since also shared a picture of herself and Bieber cosied up together with their dog, Oscar.

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Bieber's step-mother, Chelsey Bieber, also made clear she was standing by the singer as she commented on his video to say: "Love you!!!!! Rest rest."

Bieber told fans he has been doing facial exercises to try and recover, though in an update on Instagram he admitted the disorder was making it hard for him to eat.

Hailey Bieber shared a picture of her and Justin cosied up together following his diagnosis. Credit: Hailey Bieber/Instagram
Hailey Bieber shared a picture of her and Justin cosied up together following his diagnosis. Credit: Hailey Bieber/Instagram

"Been getting progressively harder to eat which has been extremely frustrating, please pray for me," he wrote, along with a teary-eyed emoji.

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In his first video, Bieber told fans he was experiencing 'full paralysis' on one side of his face, saying: "So for those who are frustrated by my cancellations of the next shows, I'm just physically obviously not capable of doing them. This is pretty serious as you can see."

Professor Derick Wade, an expert in neurological rehabilitation at Oxford Brookes University, told Sky News most people fully recover from Ramsay Hunt syndrome, but admitted Bieber appears to have a serious case of the virus.

Justin and Hailey married in 2018. Credit: Shutterstock
Justin and Hailey married in 2018. Credit: Shutterstock

"I noticed that there wasn't any movement, so that is quite severe loss. How well will it recover? He's already told you the answer to that."

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Bieber told fans he didn't know 'how much time it is going to be' until he recovers completely, but assured it is 'going to be okay'.

Chances of recovery from Ramsay Hunt syndrome improve if antiviral treatment is given within the first 72 hours of symptoms, however the chances drop if treatment is not administered quickly.

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Featured Image Credit: Alamy/@justinbieber/Instagram

Topics: Celebrity, Justin Bieber, Music, Viral

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