Usher Says Justin Bieber Is ‘Doing Great’ After Facial Paralysis

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Usher gave fans an update on how Justin Bieber is doing after Ramsey Hunt Syndrome caused paralysis on one side of his face.

“As an artist, I think we are all going to experience some things that people may not necessarily understand,” he told Extra.

“I think [Justin] has obviously taken the world on a journey. I am happy that I was at the beginning of and I am still a part of to this day, as a friend.”

Bieber announced his diagnosis in a video posted to Instagram.

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

Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, also known as herpes zoster oticus, occurs when the varicella-zoster virus reactivates and spreads to the facial nerves near your inner ear. It is the same virus that causes chickenpox and shingles (herpes zoster).

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