Justin Bieber has confirmed his battle with Lyme Disease for the first time and will detail the concerning journey in his new documentary.
The Yummy singer will release his new film ‘Seasons’ on 27 December giving fans an insight into what he’s been up to over the past year, most notably the recording of his forthcoming album. But it will also tackle personal challenges Bieber has contended with behind-the-scenes.
Confirming his health battles, Justin, 25, said in an Instagram post:
‘While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like s**t, 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.’
He then admitted: ‘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.’
TMZ had earlier reported that sources who have seen the documentary say some of those closest to Justin will also discuss his plight in the documentary. Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that is typically spread to humans by tick bites. Symptoms can include headaches, fever, fatigue and rashes.
It’s not known how Justin contracted the disease and doctors reportedly struggled to diagnoses his condition until late last year. Justin was often pictured looking upset and crying in public throughout last year, which led many to speculate about drug use and even problems in his marriage to Hailey Baldwin.
Last March, the singer explained that he had been ‘struggling a lot’ and was taking time out to focus on his mental health. ‘Just wanted to keep you guys updated a little bit hopefully what I’m going through will resonate with you guys,’ Justin wrote to fans in an Instagram post. ‘Been struggling a lot.
‘Just feeling super disconnected and weird.. I always bounce back so I’m not worried just wanted to reach out and ask for your guys to pray for me. ‘God is faithful and ur prayers really work thanks .. the most human season I’ve ever been in facing my stuff head on.’ Around that time, the Sorry singer explained that he sought treatment after turning to drugs like Xanax.