Facial paralysis and mental health problems: the ordeal that led Justin Bieber to cancel his show in Chile 24 hours before

It was just over a month ago, on July 31, when singer Justin Bieber (28) returned to the stage as part of the Lucca Summer Festival. It was the first time that he faced the public after announcing a harsh medical diagnosis, where Ramsay Hunt syndrome was detected, a viral condition that causes paralysis of one side of the face.

“I love you guys and I missed you,” he said on that occasion, when according to media such as Rolling Stone, “he seemed to be in good health, providing the energy and voice that fans expect from Bieber.”

But the truth is that the clinical picture has had an impact on his concert schedule. In recent days, rumors of cancellation of their concerts in South America have been triggered. This was confirmed this day with the suspension of the section through the region, which included his show at the National Stadium on September 7, which marked the return of the mega-concerts to the colossus of Ñuñoa since the presentation of Iron Maiden in October 2019, and for which only VIP court locations remained. It will no longer be possible or possible. There is also no new date for the fact.

According to Brazilian media speculation -the Canadian also canceled his time in Sao Paulo-, Bieber is going through serious complexities in terms of his mental health, which would make it practically impossible for him to get on stage to sing and perform under normal conditions, despite which he did last Sunday at the Rock in Rio festival.

Of course, he was almost forced to act at that appointment, due to its massive size and the large economic losses that his step aside would have meant.

That yes, those of South America have not been the first fallen shows. In the middle of the year, the young idol had to cancel shows in Toronto and Washington DC due to his health problems, which he decided to openly talk about on his social networks. It is an illness that has caused paralysis in the right part of his face. “As you can see, this eye is not blinking. I can’t smile on this side of my face He explained in a post on his Instagram account. This nostril will not move. So I have total paralysis on one side of my face.”

Image of the video that Justin Bieber uploaded to his Instagram account that shows the alleged consequences of the syndrome.

On that occasion, he explained that he was going to take a few days off while following a series of treatments to overcome his health problems before his aforementioned return to the stage. For the same reason, he had to postpone the rest of the shows in North America, still without a clear date.

“For those who are frustrated by the cancellations of my upcoming shows, I’m just obviously not physically able to do them. This is pretty serious, as you can see. I wish that wasn’t the case but obviously my body is telling me that I have to calm down”he pointed.

Although on that occasion, Bieber was optimistic. “I will return to normal. Just time and we don’t know how long it will be, but everything will be fine.”he said in the same post. “And I have hope, and I trust God, and I trust that this is all for a reason. I’m not sure what that is now. But in the meantime, I’m going to rest.”

Justin’s return was part of the tour Justice, with which he promotes his most recent album of the same name. The return had him back in Europe and in South America he managed to complete a successful presentation within the framework of the aforementioned Rock in Rio, in Brazil, where he performed 22 songs, in a set loaded with the songs of the album. Justicebut also with some of his hits like sorry, Baby Y What do you mean? But from then until now, only uncertainty.

In recent times, the artist has had to overcome several situations in tune with a career in which he has had several moments of comings and goings.

In February of this year he had to suspend some shows due to contracting Covid-19 and in March he had a scare with a health situation that complicated his wife, Hailey Baldwin, who had to be admitted to a hospital. One more step in a career that has been marked by legal trouble for vandalism, traffic accidents and various controversies that have led him to cancel a show more than once. For now, it remains to be seen what will happen in the future with the shows in Argentina and Chile (will they be canceled permanently?), but it is clear that today, what should have been a glorious return, is being one more stone in a steep and rocky path.

In fact, the assembly of its colossal stage had started at the end of August, even with the Lotus production company uploading a video and photos to Instagram showing the immense structure beginning to settle on the central court of Ñuñoa. Everything was going without major problems.

But yesterday, some technical managers in charge of the assembly began to be notified that the show would not take place and that, therefore, they had to start disarming everything and removing it from the redoubt.

For their part, the organizers, the production company Lotus, said that the reason for the suspension of this Wednesday’s event it was due to “personal reasons of the artist”.

In a statement, it also says that “from this moment the return process will begin for the total amount paid, service charge included, according to the following indications: The reversal of the money will be made through the same means by which they were acquired. tickets – Credit or Debit Card – under the conditions indicated in the Terms & Conditions.

For credit card purchases made via the Internet, the refund will be automatic.

For purchases made with a Debit Card via the Internet, parallel to this announcement, a form will be sent to the email registered at the time of purchase, requesting the bank details of the owner of the purchase, therefore, of the user registered in Punto Ticket for purposes of make the corresponding return.

The same Lotus released a statement where the Canadian himself says that the critical point occurred in Rock in Rio, on September 4. “After walking off stage, exhaustion overcame me and I realized that I needed to make my health the priority right now,” he added.

For this reason, the Canadian made the decision to lower the rest of his tour. So I’m going to take a break from touring for the time being. I’m going to be fine, but I need time to rest and improve.”

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