Despite his religious take on his ‘terrible’ health situation, Justin Bieber’s work commitments are still being suspended.
On Thursday, it was announced that the pop star – battling Ramsay Hunt syndrome – would postpone the final nine shows scheduled in the United States of his “Justice World Tour.”
“In light of Justin’s ongoing recovery, the remaining US Justice Tour shows scheduled for June and early July, including at Summerfest at the @amfamamp in Milwaukee, WI on Friday, June 24, 2022, are being postponed,” read a statement from Bieber’s tour promoter, AEG Presents, which was shared by Summerfest’s Twitter account.
“Justin continues to receive the best medical care possible, is optimistic about his recovery and looks forward to getting back on the road later this summer performing for his fans abroad.”
The postponed concerts include those in Philadelphia, Penn. (Thurs), Uncasville, Conn. (Saturday), Boston, Massachusetts (June 20), St. Louis, Mo. (June 23), Milwaukee, Wisconsin (June 24), Las Vegas, Nev. (June 28), Glendale, California (June 30), and Inglewood, California (July 2 and 3).
Bieber kicks off the first of his international shows on July 31 in Lucca, Italy.
The singer, 28, announced his diagnosis with the rare neurological condition on Instagram last week, showing his 242 million followers his partially paralyzed face.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome is characterized by a painful rash around the ear, on the face or on the mouth, according to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. It manifests when the varicella-zoster virus infects a nerve in the head and it can sometimes cause paralysis.
“For those frustrated with my cancellations of the following shows, I’m clearly physically unable to do them,” he lamented in the straight-to-camera video.
Over the weekend, Madison Square Garden announced that Bieber’s two shows scheduled for Monday and Tuesday would be postponed “due to Justin’s ongoing medical condition.”
His wife, Hailey Bieber, said the musician “got better every day” during a performance on “Good Morning America” Wednesday.
“It was just a really scary and random situation that happened,” the 25-year-old model explained, thanking the couple’s supportive fans for their “best wishes, advice [and] recommendations.”