Justin Bieber Finally Returns To Stage After Being Forced To Cancel Shows Due To Heartbreaking Diagnosis

Justin Bieber has finally made his stage comeback after he was recently forced to cancel shows following a heartbreaking health diagnosis.
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Justin Bieber has finally made his stage comeback after he was recently forced to cancel shows following a heartbreaking health diagnosis.

The ‘Yummy’ singer, 29, officially returned to the stage for the first time since cancelling the rest of his Justice World Tour last year.

Bieber took the stage at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto to perform during the NFL All-Star draft, much to the delight of his fans.

This rare public appearance comes after Bieber opened up about the worrying health struggles he has faced.

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People have been hugely worried for Bieber’s health since he came clean with the public about his diagnosis.

One fan wrote: “Sad news. Love you, Justin Bieber, you take all the time you need to get better get well soon.”

Another added: “Sending prayers, get better soon dude.”

The ‘Sorry’ singer took to Instagram last year and revealed in a video to fans that he was suffering temporary facial paralysis from Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

In the clip, Bieber’s face visibly twitched and he even depicted how one side of his face appeared to be paralyzed.

“Obviously as you can probably see with my face,” he said.

“I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt syndrome and it is from this virus that attacks the nerves in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis.”

Justin Bieber with Ramsay Hunt syndrome.
Justin Bieber suffered temporary facial paralysis from Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Credit: @justinbieber/Instagram

Ramsay Hunt syndrome is caused by the same virus as chickenpox.

The virus becomes reactivated after laying dormant for years, leading to inflammation and irritation on the facial nerves, as per the Mayo Clinic.

The health struggles Bieber faced even forced him to cancel his tour.

“I’m going to take a break from touring for the time being,” he wrote in a September 2022 Instagram story.

“I’m going to be OK, but I need time to rest and get better.”

Months later, Bieber shared a brand new Instagram video showing him smiling, confirming he had full facial mobility again.

He even captured the reassuring clip: “Wait for it…”

Of course, this left his fans thrilled and hundreds took to the comments and shared their excitement.

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One person commented: “Wow, Justin looks amazing! So inspiring to see him overcoming his rare syndrome.”

“I’m happy for his recovery,” added someone else.

A third fan commented: “So glad he’s doing good.”

While another person said: “He looks so much better and healthier happy for him.”

“So happy to hear this… he looks like him again,” gushed another.

And now, there’s even more positive health news for the Biebs.

Justin and Hailey Bieber.
Justin Bieber has delighted fans by revealing he’s in much better health (pictured above with wife Hailey Bieber). Credit: @justinbieber/Instagram

He’s made his first return to public performance since his diagnosis!

Bieber performed a medley of hits – including his tracks ‘Peaches’ and ‘Ghost’ – following the NFL All-Star draft, as per E! News.

We’re so happy to see he’s feeling better!

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.