Justin Bieber Reveals Lyme Disease Diagnosis

  • Kayla Koslosky Former ChristianHeadlines.com Editor
  • Published Jan 09, 2020
Justin Bieber Reveals Lyme Disease Diagnosis

Popstar and outspoken Christian Justin Bieber shared on Instagram Wednesday afternoon that he was diagnosed with Lyme disease.

On Wednesday morning, celebrity news tabloid TMZ published an article claiming that sources confirmed that Bieber’s upcoming YouTube docuseries shows the 25-year-old opening up about his battle with Lyme disease.

Later that afternoon, Bieber confirmed the diagnosis on social media. Next to a screen capture of TMZ’s article, Bieber wrote, “While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like s**t, 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.”

The “Sorry” singer continued noting that his upcoming docuseries on YouTube will indeed further explain his journey with battling the disease. He wrote, “You can learn all that I've been battling and OVERCOMING!! It's been a rough couple [of] years, but [I’m] getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever NO CAP.”

Bieber’s wife, model Hailey Bieber, also commented on the situation stressing the severity of the disease. “For those who are trying to downplay the severity of Lyme disease, please do your research and listen to the stories of people who have suffered with it for years. Making fun of and belittling a disease you don’t understand is never the way, all it takes is educating yourself,” Hailey wrote on Twitter. 

The 23-year-old also issued thanks to a handful of people including fellow models Gigi and Bella Hadid, who helped her gain a better understanding on how to handle Lyme disease. She wrote, “I wanna say a huge thank you to @YolandaHadid and @bellahadid and @GiGiHadid for bringing me so much clarity and information on Lyme disease and for helping answer my questions about course of action, symptoms etc. Love you 3 amazing women,” 

Hailey concluded by thanking pop punk singer Avril Lavigne – who also suffers from Lyme disease – for all that she has done to educate the general public about the diseases taxing symptoms. 

“Sending so much love to @AvrilLavigne thank you for all you do to educate people about Lyme. You’re amazing,” Hailey wrote.

Bieber’s YouTube Originals docuseries is set to be released on January 27.

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Video courtesy: Justin Bieber

Kayla Koslosky is the former Editor of ChristianHeadlines.com. She has B.A. degrees in English and History and previously wrote for and was the managing editor of the Yellow Jacket newspaper. She has also contributed to IBelieve.com and Crosswalk.com.