Justin Bieber was recently criticized for looking…well, not his best, but he says it isn’t drugs that are making him look a bit strung out – it’s Lyme Disease.
The singer made the revelation in an attempt to shut down rumors that he was doing crack, meth, or some other extreme drug that had him looking thin and a bit unwell in recent pics.
Rather than allow the media to slander him, he got real. He let everybody know in a long post that they are all a bunch of jerks because he’s actually sick. So THERE!
In a lengthy Instagram post, he discussed his health struggles, saying he was also dealing with “a serious case of chronic mono.”
“While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like (expletive), on meth etc. they failed to realize I’ve been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease,” he said, adding, “not only that but a serious case of chronic mono which affected my skin, brain function, energy, and overall health.”
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While a lot of people kept saying justin Bieber looks like shit, 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. These things will be explained further in a docu series I'm putting on YouTube shortly.. you can learn all that I've been battling and OVERCOMING!! It's been a rough couple years but getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever NO CAP
Lyme Disease is an autoimmune disease that can have a range of symptoms, and it can impact different people in different ways and at different levels of severity. It may have long periods of remission as well. It is spread by getting bit by a tick that is infected. It is curable if caught in the early stages, though untreated can result in serious complications.
Justin’s openness was met with tons of support from both fans and peers alike.