Justin Bieber on Friday shared the reason he is taking a break from performing, telling his Instagram followers that he has been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
The syndrome occurs when a shingles outbreak affects the facial nerve near one of your ears.
In addition to the painful shingles rash, Ramsay Hunt syndrome can cause facial paralysis and hearing loss in the affected ear.
"It is from this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis," he said
According to the Mayo Clinic, Ramsay Hunt syndrome "occurs when a shingles outbreak affects the facial nerve near one of your ears.
He said he doesn't know how long it will take for him to recover.
He thanked his fans for being patient, and said he's been doing facial exercises to help.
Earlier this week, Bieber, 28, announced he would be postponing a few shows due to an ongoing health issue.