Justin Bieber is back performing live after postponing the North American leg of his Justice World tour, taking the stage for the first time in nearly two months.
On June 10, the Canadian pop star informed fans that he was suffering from Ramsey Hunt syndrome, which left half of his face paralyzed. But after taking time off to recuperate, Bieber, 28, returned to performing at his best on Sunday at the Lucca Summer Festival in Italy.
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In a video posted to Bieber’s Instagram page, the pop star arrived at the concert venue cheered on by his touring team. In a chat with his team and his wife Hailey Bieber, 25, at his side, Love yourself The singer announced, “We’re back.”
“What a wonderful, wonderful evening…. OH. I love you guys, this is the sexiest bunch of people I know, I’m so grateful to be back,” he said.
During the pre-show ceremony, Bieber asked a member of his team, Ldubz, to lead a vigil.
“God, we are so grateful for this moment. We are grateful for protecting us during our travels. We thank you for the people here in Italy and this opportunity just to bring a message of love to these people,” said Ldubz.
In another post, Bieber shared the emotional message he delivered to his fans that night.
“Guys, I want to say thank you so much for giving me back,” he said. “This is my first day back, it’s good to be here.”
“As some of you know, Justice Tour is about equality, it’s justice for everyone no matter what you look like, no matter your shape, size, ethnicity – we all are. same and we are all one.
“We know that racism is evil and we know that division is evil, it is wrong, but we are here to be the ones who make a difference and I want to say thank you. Thank you to all of you for joining this tour. Enjoy the rest of the night,” Bieber concluded to a wave of cheers from the crowd.
The two-time Grammy Award winner also shared a collection of photos from his first show back, telling his fans, “You guys and I miss you.”
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By most accounts, Bieber’s fans love and miss him too, with concertgoers going silent on one of his songs to better hear his vocals.
Bieber shared his own concert footage on Wednesday with a video of him performing Convinced at the Lucca Summer Festival.
Bieber continued his European tour in Denmark on Wednesday, posting a photo of the huge crowd that had come to support him.
Photos and videos posted by Bieber show that despite being diagnosed as Ramsey Hunt, he’s not slowing down.
According to Dr Charles Nduka, a consultant plastic, reconstructive and plastic surgery in Brighton, UK, Ramsay Hunt syndrome occurs due to the reactivation of a viral infection.
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“Many people will hear about chickenpox and chickenpox can cause reactivation of the virus in the form of shingles, a rash that forms on the body,” he said in an interview with Reuters. body. “If that rash occurs near the facial nerve, it can cause sudden facial paralysis, often associated with some pain around or behind the ear.”
After watching a video of Bieber while he was suffering from facial paralysis, Nduka said he saw early signs of recovery in the pop star. To treat this syndrome, patients are usually treated with steroids and antiviral drugs, he said.
About 75% of patients with the syndrome who receive early treatment make a full recovery, he added.
– With files from Reuters
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