Justin Bieber shares a big smile nine months after revealing his Ramsey Hunt diagnosis and experiencing partial facial paralysis

  • Justin Bieber posted an update on his recovery from Ramsay Hunt syndrome on Wednesday.
  • The singer revealed the diagnosis in June 2022, showing his resulting partial facial paralysis. 
  • In an Instagram story post, he showed that he was able to fully smile with both sides of his face.

Justin Bieber posted an update on his Ramsay Hunt syndrome recovery, showing a full smile on his Instagram story on Wednesday. 

The singer revealed in June 2022 that he had been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome and that it had led to partial facial paralysis. In a previous video, he demonstrated how he was unable to blink his right eye or flare his right nostril. 

In a video posted to his Instagram story on Wednesday, Bieber shared a video update accompanied by the song “Ice T” by singer-songwriter Tems. Captioning the video “Wait for it…” Bieber slowly zoomed in on his face before grinning widely. 

It’s a contrast to the video that the singer posted in June 2022, which showed him smiling with half of his face. 

Justin Bieber posted a smile showing the effects of his Ramsay Hunt diagnosis in June 2022 (L), and posted a video of him smiling fully in March (R).


Ramsey Hunt occurs when the varicella-zoster zoster virus, which is associated with chickenpox and shingles, infects the facial nerve. Facial paralysis is a characteristic symptom of the condition, Insider previously reported. 

“I’m going to get better,” Bieber said when he announced his diagnosis. “I’m doing all these facial exercises to get my face back to normal, and it will go back to normal.”

After sharing his diagnosis, Bieber postponed tour dates in June and early July to recover. However, after playing several concerts in Europe and South America in August 2022, he canceled the remainder of his tour that was set to run through 2023 to focus on his health, USA Today reported.

Following Bieber’s announcement in June 2022, his wife Hailey Bieber said on “Good Morning America” that he was “going to be totally OK” and was “getting better every single day.”

This post was originally published on Insider

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