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Justin Bieber to “take a break” from world tour due to ongoing health issues

By | Published on Wednesday 7 September 2022

Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber has announced that he is taking another break from his world tour, which was due to run through to the end of March next year, due to ongoing health issues.

The musician postponed US tour dates in June after revealing that he had been diagnosed with Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome, which had caused part of his face to become paralysed.

He resumed the tour at the end of July with a show at the Lucca Summer Festival in Italy, before playing a number of concerts in Europe in the month that followed, and then travelling to Brazil to play Rock In Rio at the weekend.

From there, he was due to tour South America, and then travel on to South Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, before returning to Europe for more shows there – including dates in the UK and Ireland.

However, in a statement on social media last night, he told fans: “Earlier this year, I went public about my battle with Ramsay-Hunt Syndrome, where my face was partly paralysed. As a result of this illness, I was not able to complete the North American leg of the Justice Tour”.

“After resting and consulting with my doctors, family and team, I went to Europe in an effort to continue with the tour”, he continued. “I performed six live shows, but it took a real toll on me. This past weekend, I performed at Rock In Rio and I gave everything I have to my the people in Brazil”.

“After getting off the stage, the exhaustion overtook me, and I realised that I need to make my health the priority right now”, he concluded. “So I’m going to take a break from touring for the time being. I’m going to be OK, but I need time to rest and get better”.

It is not yet clear if and when the remaining shows on the tour will be rescheduled.