Justin Bieber has taken to social media to give an update on his health following his scary diagnosis last year, which caused him to cancel his world tour.
Now, people have been fans of Bieber since he was just a teen. Bieber was first discovered at the tender age of thirteen. The then-untrained Canadian singer put down his singing roots on YouTube, uploading covers to the popular platform.
He came from very humble beginnings. Born on March 1, 1994, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, to a single mother, Bieber was completely unknown on the music scene until he started uploading singing covers to his YouTube channel.
His videos gained the attention of talent manager, Scooter Braun. Clearly impressed by the teen’s vocal potential, Braun got him signed to RBMG Records in 2008.
Within 2 years, Bieber went from an unknown, ordinary teen, to a global superstar. His big-time record deal with Usher meant that he skyrocketed to stardom at record speed — releasing his debut album, My World, in 2009.
Bieber broke into the Billboard Top 10 in early 2010 with his hit single Baby, which also featured rapper, Ludacris. Not only did the single earn him huge recognition musically, but it also cemented him as a teen heartthrob for his young, female fan base.
His chart-topping success is groundbreaking. According to Biography, the star went on to become the first solo artist to have 4 singles enter the Top 40 before the release of a debut album.
Musically, there seems to have been no stopping the star. For example, his 2017 collaboration with Luis Fonsi, Despacito, broke the all-time record for the most consecutive weeks at the number 1 spot on the Top 100.
And, let’s be honest, he’s certainly got the glowing paycheck to show for it. Now twenty-nine years old, thanks to the likes of his record-breaking music sales, merchandise, and sell-out tours, the star has an eye-watering estimated net worth of $285 million.
But we all know that money doesn’t bring you happiness, and Bieber is a living example of that; you may have millions in the bank, but that doesn’t mean life will be plain sailing. And, in his case, his career has been far from plain sailing…
After being propelled to fame at such a young age, the stardom certainly took its toll on the singer. His career has been rife with controversy, offensive behavior, brushes with the law, and an all-around “going off the rails” attitude.
And just last year, things seemed to come to a head once more.
As Bieber announced that his tour dates had been canceled due to his health issues after experiencing paralysis on one side of his face.
“Frontier Touring regrets to advise that Justin’s Justice Tour of Australia and New Zealand has been canceled,” an announcement on Instagram said at the time.
“All tickets purchased through the official ticketing outlets will receive a refund directly from the show’s ticketing agency.”
He later revealed he’d been given a diagnosis, the star shared that he had been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome is an uncommon neurological condition characterised by facial nerve paralysis and an ear, face, or mouth rash.
In an Instagram Story shared last year, Bieber wrote: “Wanted to share a little bit of how I’ve been feeling. Each day has gotten better and through all of the discomfort I have found comfort in the one who designed me and knows me.
“I’m reminded he knows all of me. He know the darkest parts of me that I want no one to know about and he constantly welcomes me into his loving arms. This perspective has give me peace during this horrific storm that I’m facing.”
He added: “I know this storm will pass but in the meantime JESUS IS WITH ME.”
Following this, Bieber has taken time away from singing and he has now given an update on his health.
On Wednesday, he took to Instagram to share a video of himself moving both sides of his face just a year on from his terrifying ordeal.
We’re so glad he’s recovering well.