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Justin Bieber’s face suffers attack from Ramsay Hunt syndrome. What is it?

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Pop star Justin Bieber came under attack recently, and he took to YouTube to show fans the evidence. The singer shared how one side of his face was paralyzed and drooping. The attack wasn’t from a rival or a crazed fan but from Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

“As you can see this eye is not blinking,” he said. “I can’t smile on this side of my face. This nostril will not move.”

The news from the Biebs led the world to ask: What in the world is Ramsay Hunt syndrome?

RHS is a rare neurological disorder caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same bug that causes chicken pox and shingles, CNN Health reported. After a bout with chicken pox or shingles clears up, the virus continues to live on in the nerves and can reactivate.

The condition happens when a viral reactivation outbreak affects the facial nerve near one of the victim’s ears, according to the Mayo Clinic.

RHS includes a number of possible signs and symptoms, with the two main ones being a painful rash with fluid-filled blisters in and around the ear and facial weakness or paralysis on the side with the affected ear, the clinic said. Additional symptoms can include ear pain, hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo.

The symptoms are usually temporary, though the Mayo Clinic urges prompt treatment of RHS to help avoid complications, “which can include permanent facial muscle weakness and deafness.”

Bieber, for his part, remained calm and reassured his fans that everything will be fine.

“I’m gonna get better,” he said, adding, “It will go back to normal, it’s just time — and we don’t know how much time it’s going to be —  but it’s gonna be, it’s gonna be OK.”

“I have hope, and I trust God, and I trust that this is all gonna, it’s all for a reason,” Bieber shared.

JUSTIN BIEBER: “AS YOU CAN SEE THIS EYE IS NOT BLINKING”

MAHMOUD BENNETT: THAT’S JUSTIN BIEBER

AND THE BUZZ THIS WEEK IS OVER WHAT’S HAPPENING TO HIS FACE

IT’S CALLED RHS OR RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME – A RARE NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER THAT HAPPENS WHEN A SHINGLES OUTBREAK AFFECTS THE FACIAL NERVE NEAR ONE OF YOUR EARS

IT’S FROM THE SAME VIRUS THAT CAUSES CHICKENPOX AND IF YOU’VE HAD THAT BEFORE – THE VIRUS ACTUALLY LIVES DORMANT IN YOUR BODY EVEN AFTER YOU’VE RECOVERED

*WHEN IT REACTIVATES* IN THE RIGHT PLACE ON YOUR FACE – THAT’S WHEN YOU HAVE YOURSELF A CASE OF RHS

FIRST SIGNS INCLUDE A PAINFUL RASH AND BLISTERING AROUND THE EAR

IT CAN ALSO LEAD TO FACIAL PARALYSIS ON THE SIDE AFFECTED – MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO BLINK, EAT OR MAKE FACIAL EXPRESSIONS – THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING TO BIEBER

IT’S ALL USUALLY TEMPORARY THOUGH SYMPTOMS CAN CAUSE PERMANENT COMPLICATIONS

BUT WHEN TREATED EARLY EXPERTS SAY AROUND 75 PERCENT OF PATIENTS MAKE A FULL RECOVERY

STILL RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME IS RARE – AFFECTING ONLY 5 IN EVERY ONE-HUNDRED-THOUSAND AMERICANS A YEAR.

BIEBER: “IT WILL GO BACK TO NORMAL — IT’S JUST TIME AND WE DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH TIME, BUT IT’S GOING TO BE OK”

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Pop star Justin Bieber came under attack recently, and he took to YouTube to show fans the evidence. The singer shared how one side of his face was paralyzed and drooping. The attack wasn’t from a rival or a crazed fan but from Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

“As you can see this eye is not blinking,” he said. “I can’t smile on this side of my face. This nostril will not move.”

The news from the Biebs led the world to ask: What in the world is Ramsay Hunt syndrome?

RHS is a rare neurological disorder caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same bug that causes chicken pox and shingles, CNN Health reported. After a bout with chicken pox or shingles clears up, the virus continues to live on in the nerves and can reactivate.

The condition happens when a viral reactivation outbreak affects the facial nerve near one of the victim’s ears, according to the Mayo Clinic.

RHS includes a number of possible signs and symptoms, with the two main ones being a painful rash with fluid-filled blisters in and around the ear and facial weakness or paralysis on the side with the affected ear, the clinic said. Additional symptoms can include ear pain, hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo.

The symptoms are usually temporary, though the Mayo Clinic urges prompt treatment of RHS to help avoid complications, “which can include permanent facial muscle weakness and deafness.”

Bieber, for his part, remained calm and reassured his fans that everything will be fine.

“I’m gonna get better,” he said, adding, “It will go back to normal, it’s just time — and we don’t know how much time it’s going to be —  but it’s gonna be, it’s gonna be OK.”

“I have hope, and I trust God, and I trust that this is all gonna, it’s all for a reason,” Bieber shared.

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