Justin Bieber took to Instagram today to confirm his ongoing battle with Lyme Disease, a story that TMZ first broke. In the post, Bieber opened up about the disease and also revealed that he has a serious case of chronic mono which he says has affected his “skin, brain function, energy and overall health.”
Bieber began his announcement by calling out the rumors, “While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like s***, on meth, etc. they failed to realize I’ve been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, not only that but had a serious case of chronic mono which affected my, skin, brain function, energy and overall health.”
Bieber will be sharing more about his health battles in his upcoming documentary releasing January 27th on YouTube commenting, “These things will be explained further in a docu-series I’m putting on YouTube shortly… you can learn all that I’ve been battling and OVERCOMING!! It’s been a rough couple years but getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever NO CAP.”
TMZ shared, “Sources who have seen the documentary—which drops January 27—tell us Justin and others in his life discuss the scary symptoms he endured in 2019. He says during much of the year his condition went undiagnosed. Doctors struggled to figure out what was wrong with him, but couldn’t put their finger on it until late last year.”
Lyme disease is contracted by humans through the bite of infected ticks. Symptoms can include fever, headache, fatigue and a skin rash. “Other celebrities who suffer from Lyme disease include Shania Twain, Avril Lavigne as well as Yolanda and Bella Hadid,” ET Online reports.
Please join us in praying for Justin and Hailey as they continue to navigate his health battle alongside the Lord.