“I’m not studying to be a minister or anything even close to that,” Bieber wrote in capital letters over a screenshot of an article, headlined “Justin Bieber Reportedly Studying to Be a Minister for Hillsong Church”.
“Have no desire for that. This is fake news.”
In the following story, he wrote: “Hillsong is not my church.”
“For clarity I am a part of Churchome.”
Bieber revealed his Ramsay Hunt Syndrome diagnosis over the weekend in response to fans frustrated by the cancellation of shows from his Justice World Tour.
“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 in a video posted on his Instagram account on Saturday.
“As you can see this eye is not blinking. I can’t smile on this side of my face; this nostril will not move. So there’s full paralysis on this side of my face”.
Bieber told fans the condition has rendered “physically, obviously, not capable” of performing.
“This is pretty serious, as you can see. I wish this wasn’t the case, but, obviously, my body’s telling me I’ve got to slow down,” he said.
“I hope you guys understand. I’ll be using this time to just rest and relax and get back to 100 per cent so that I can do what I was born to do.”
He revealed he’s working on facial exercises to get back to health.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a rare neurological disorder characterised by facial palsy, or paralysis, often accompanied by a rash affecting the ear or mouth. According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders, an estimated five out of every 100,000 people in the US will develop RHS annually.
The syndrome, first described in 1907 by Dr. James Ramsay Hunt, is caused by an infection of the varicella-zoster virus — the same one that causes chickenpox and shingles, which means anyone who has suffered either of those illnesses could also come down with RHS.
It’s been a rough few months for the Bieber family.
Justin’s wife Hailey was hospitalised in Marchafter doctors detected a small blood clot in her brain. The model later explained that she had suffered a ministroke due to a small hole in her heart from which the clot travelled to her brain.