Katy Perry Appears To Suffer Eye Issue Onstage In Viral Video

Katy Perry fans were shocked to see her right eye ‘glitch’ during her Las Vegas residency concert.
Credit: @KatyPerryTV/TikTok

Katy Perry fans were shocked to see her right eye ‘glitch’ during the star’s Las Vegas residency concert.

The ‘California Gurls’ singer, 38, was clearly attempting to open her eyelid, which appeared to be completely involuntarily closed, leaving fans concerned and questioning what had happened.

In the viral TikTok video, ‘Roar’ artist Perry was seen standing on stage facing fans, touching her temple a number of times in a bid to open her eye.

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One concerned fan commented: “Is she OK?”

Another wrote: “What’s actually going on here? Seriously…”

“She’s glitching,” added a third.

A fourth joked: “That baby doll you had as a kid with the eye that kept closing.”

Some fans had other theories and suggested that a problem with her makeup could have caused the ‘Firework’ hitmaker’s eye issue.

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One person wrote: “Her lash glue wasn’t all the way dry.”

A second said: “That be the glue on the eyelashes, my eyes always do that don’t let me sneeze.”

A third, who said she’d spoken to a professional makeup artist friend, said: “Katy has false lashes on in this.

“It’s likely there’s something in her eye, or bothering her eye, but she can’t rub them because it will ruin her makeup.

“Stage makeup is very heavy and will get everywhere when you touch it.

“She’s gently pulling her temple area to try and alleviate the itch or clear whatever is bothering her eye without doing damage.”

Katy Perry
Katy Perry suffered an issue with her eye during a Las Vegas concert, which left fans concerned. Credit: @katyperry/Instagram

Some people noted symptom similarities between Katy Perry and Justin Bieber, who experienced ‘full paralysis’ on the right side of his face due to Ramsay Hunt syndrome, due to rare neurological disorder.

Often, a rash occurs around the ear, face, or mouth and can cause paralysis of the facial nerve.

The syndrome is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox and shingles.

While it remains unclear what caused Perry’s eye problem, she has previously spoken of her ‘wonk eye’.

On an episode of last year’s American Idol, Perry comforted crying contestant Caleb Kennedy, 16, after he said he was self-conscious about his ‘lazy eye’.

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She told him, via Newsweek: “I have a wonk eye as well, and I used to be worried about it.

“Then a bunch of my fans created a fandom over my wonk-eye. I even have a fandom that calls itself, ‘Katy’s wonk-eye’.

“It’s my right eye. So just celebrate all that stuff. Don’t worry about it.”

Speaking in 2011, Perry explained: “I got a prescription for my wonk eye to make [it] go bigger whenever I take pictures because I have a slight wonk.”

In 2016, Perry also replied to a picture of her face on Twitter with the caption: “That wonk eye tho.”

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.