Justin Bieber has revealed he was recently diagnosed with Lyme disease. This is an infection caused by bacteria commonly carried by ticks.
If left untreated, the infection can spread to the joints, heart and nervous system, leading to joint pain and swelling.
The 25 year-old What Do You Mean singer shared the news with his 124 million followers in an Instagram post on Wednesday. “While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like s***, on meth etc. they failed to realize I’ve been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, not only that but had a serious case of chronic mono which affected my, skin, brain function, energy, and overall health,” Bieber wrote.
Bieber said he’s creating a docu series to explain his illness which will be available on YouTube shortly.
“You can learn all that I’ve been battling and OVERCOMING!! It’s been a rough couple years but getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever.” he wrote.
This announcement comes four months after Bieber got married to supermodel Hailey Rhode, and after releasing Yummy, his first new solo single in more than four years.