Just a few months after postponing several Justice World Tour dates due to a shocking medical diagnosis, pop star Justin Bieber has cancelled the rest of his shows, as well. Bieber, 28, announced Tuesday that he’s not going to play dozens of scheduled shows through next March in order to prioritize his health.
“Earlier this year, I went public about my battle with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, where my face was partly paralyzed,” he wrote in a statement. “As the result of this illness, I was not able to complete the North America leg of the Justice Tour.”
The Biebs did play six shows in Europe, but after consulting with doctors, decided to cancel the rest of the shows due to exhaustion. His most recent show in Brazil was the nail in the coffin — performing is too taxing for Justin at the moment, he said.
Justin Bieber’s tour has not been rescheduled as of yet
“It took a real toll on me,” he wrote. “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. So I’m going to take a break from touring for the time being. I’m going to be OK, but I need time to rest and get better.”
Bieber continued: “I’ve been so proud to bring this show and our message of Justice to the world. Thank you for your prayers and support throughout all of this! I love you all passionately!”
According to Mayo Clinic, Ramsay Hunt syndrome occurs when a shingles outbreak affects the facial nerve near one of your ears. In addition to the painful shingles rash, Ramsay Hunt syndrome can cause facial paralysis and hearing loss in the affected ear. It is caused by the same virus that houses the chickenpox virus, notably.
Bieber went public with his diagnosis in June. He was scheduled to perform in South America, South Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Australia and New Zealand through March 2023. The Canadian singer has repeatedly thanked fans for “having him back on stage” since his initial break from touring, which is in support of his sixth studio album, Justice.