Justin Bieber Reveals He’s Battling Lyme Disease

By Wire Service

Justin Bieber has revealed he was recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, an infection caused by bacteria commonly carried by ticks.

Bieber, 25, shared the news in an Instagram post on Wednesday.

“While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like s***, 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,” Bieber wrote.

Justin Bieber.
Justin Bieber looks on with Bubba Watson of the United States during a practice round prior to the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club on Aug. 8, 2017, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

“These things will be explained further in a docu-series I’m putting on YouTube shortly,” Bieber concluded his post. “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.”

Bieber’s news comes after he released his first new solo single in more than four years last week, “Yummy.”

Justin Bieber applying for US citizenship
Photo of Justin Bieber on the red carpet at the AMFAR event on the sidelines of the Cannes Film Festival, on May 12, 2018. (Reuters)

Roughly 300,000 Americans are diagnosed with Lyme Disease each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Untreated, the infection can spread to the joints, heart and nervous system, according to the CDC, leading to joint pain and swelling.

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