After recent rumours surrounding drug use, Justin Bieber has announced he has been diagnosed with Lyme disease.
“It’s been a rough couple of years,” Justin Bieber reveals to his 124 million followers in a social media post addressing his illness. As well as Lyme disease, he reported a “serious case of chronic mono which affected my skin, brain function, energy, and overall health”.
Justin also revealed that he will be explaining his struggles further in a documentary series. This will release on Youtube in the coming months. Therefore, we will be able to learn more about his struggles here.
Justin’s wife, Hailey Bieber (previously Baldwin) also backed him up on social media. She took to Twitter to encourage fans to research the disease and find out more.
For those who are trying to downplay the severity of Lyme disease. Please do your research and listen to the stories of people who have suffered with it for years. Making fun of and belittling a disease you don’t understand is never the way, all it takes is educating yourself.
— Hailey Bieber (@haileybieber) January 8, 2020
What is Lyme Disease?
Lyme disease, also known as Lyme borreliosis, is an infectious disease caused by the Borrelia bacterium. The disease is spread by bites from ticks.
The most common sign of Lyme disease is an enlarging area of redness on the skin. It can appear at the site of the tick bite about a week after the bite occurred. Also, other early symptoms can include fever, headaches and tiredness.
Lyme disease can also cause a range of debilitating symptoms from fatigue and joint pain to heart problems and partial paralysis.
The Canadian pop star will hopefully be back ‘better than ever’ in 2020.
His new song ‘Yummy’ hit the charts early this month. Along with a lyric video through Def Jam Recordings as the lead single from his upcoming fifth studio album.