Hailey Bieber was quite a proud wife on Sunday as she shared a video of her husband Justin Bieber continuing his Justice World Tour.
The 25-year-old model championed Justin’s resilience – following his recent recovery from Ramsay Hunt Syndrome – and wrote: “One thing I know for sure, you can’t hold this guy down.”
The video was captured at the Lucca Summer Festival in Lucca, Italy, where the 28-year-old Canadian hitmaker was due to perform on Sunday after previously postponing 14 dates to recover from the rare syndrome.
Proud: Hailey Bieber was quite a proud woman on Sunday as she shared a video of her husband Justin Bieber, 28, continuing his Justice World Tour
The Baby singer went shirtless as he rocked the crowd, sporting a pair of shorts and a bucket hat for the event.
The two-time Grammy winner wowed fans with a rendition of his hit song Holy (ft. Chance The Rapper) from his 2021 album Justice.
The Peaches hitmaker is set to begin the European leg of his seven-leg, 130-concert tour, with Australian dates scheduled for later in the year after he postponed gigs while suffering from facial paralysis from the syndrome last month.
Resilient: The 25-year-old model championed Justin’s resilience – following his recent recovery from Ramsay Hunt Syndrome – and wrote: “One thing I know for sure is you can’t hold this guy down.”
Tough year: The couple have both struggled with serious health issues this year, with Hailey being hospitalized in March after experiencing stroke-like symptoms related to a blood clot in her brain; Pictured in New York
While the European leg is set to conclude on March 25, 2023 in Krakow, Poland, new dates for the US are yet to be announced.
Bieber – who is recovering in the Bahamas and Coeur d’Alene – announced on June 10 that the right side of his face was temporarily paralyzed after suffering the syndrome.
“It’s from this virus that’s attacking the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves and has paralyzed my face,” explained the star, who has 550.5million social media followers.
“As you can see, that eye doesn’t blink. I can’t smile with this side of my face. That nostril won’t move, so that side of my face is completely paralyzed. So for those who are frustrated with my cancellations of the next shows, I’m just obviously not physically able to do them.
Summer jams: The video was shot at the Lucca Summer Festival in Lucca, Italy, where the Canadian hitmaker was scheduled to perform on Sunday
Back to business: The two-time Grammy winner wowed fans with a rendition of his hit song Holy (ft. Chance The Rapper) from his 2021 album Justice
“It’s pretty serious, as you can see. I wish that wasn’t the case, but obviously my body is telling me to slow down. And I hope you understand that and I’m going to use this time to just rest and relax and get back to 100 percent so I can do what I was born to do. But in the meantime it’s not. I need to rest so I can get my face back where it’s supposed to be.’
Six weeks is a remarkable recovery for Justin considering most RHS patients reportedly take five to 12 months to resolve their symptoms, and between 30 and 70 percent regain most function, depending on early diagnosis.
‘He’s doing great!’ Bieber’s mentor Usher recently told Extra.
still on! The Peaches hitmaker will begin the European leg of his seven-leg, 130-date tour after postponing gigs while suffering from facial paralysis from Ramsay Hunt Syndrome last month
Comeback: Bieber – who has been recovering in the Bahamas and Coeur d’Alene – revealed on June 10 that the right side of his face was temporarily paralyzed after suffering the syndrome
Scary: In a social media video, Justin showed the effects of his diagnosis as he showed his eye didn’t blink, he couldn’t smile and his nostril didn’t move on the right side
‘I see him on vacation [in Idaho]we managed to hang out and I think whatever he’s going through it’s really great to see that he has the support of his fans and family.
Justin wasn’t the only one to suffer serious health damage this year.
On March 10, Hailey – to whom he has been married since 2018 – was hospitalized after experiencing stroke-like symptoms related to a blood clot in her brain.
She later underwent surgery to repair a hole in her heart, which doctors believed was the cause of the mini-stroke.
Postponed: Due to the diagnosis, he was forced to postpone 14 appointments to recover from the rare syndrome
WHAT IS RAMSAY HUNT SYNDROME? THE RARE COMPLICATION OF SHINGLES THAT LEADS TO FACIAL PARALYSIS
Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a complication of shingles caused by the same virus as chickenpox (VZV) and can lead to facial paralysis.
The virus reactivates after years of dormancy, causing inflammation and irritation of the facial nerves.
VZV is harmless unless reactivated, and when it does, new symptoms appear.
The virus can be reactivated when the immune system is weakened and less able to fight off infection. Stress is often a trigger.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a complication of shingles that can lead to facial paralysis
Figures suggest that five out of every 100,000 US adults will develop RHS. It poses a similar threat in the UK, according to the NHS.
Children are rarely affected by RHS, as the complication most commonly affects adults in their 60s.
Treatment usually includes antiviral drugs. Doctors recommend seeking help within three days of the onset of symptoms.
What are the symptoms?
- facial muscles relax
- Difficulty closing the eye
- Changed taste
- loss of facial expression
- Difficulty eating, drinking and speaking