Justin Bieber has revealed he has Lyme disease.
The singer took to Instagram to confirm he has been diagnosed with the illness, which is a bacterial infection caused by ticks.
“It’s been a rough couple years,” he wrote, adding that he was also suffering from a chronic viral infection.
The singer shared the post after he became aware of social media speculation that he had a drug problem, after he was pictured looking unwell with blotches on his skin.
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He added: “While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like shit, on meth etc, they failed to realise 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.”
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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
The singer also said he will explain his battle with the infection further in his forthcoming docuseries which is out on YouTube on January 27.
The docuseries will feature contributions from the people around Bieber, including manager Scooter Braun and wife Hailey.
Meanwhile, Bieber recently unveiled the video for his new single ‘Yummy’, the first track to emerge from his fifth album, the follow-up to 2015’s Progress, and comes after he first teased the new offering on Christmas Eve.
The star will also embark on a North American tour later this year, kicking off in May.