Justin Bieber was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome and he announced on Friday that he is taking a break from performing 

The singer explained that he has Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which has left him unable to move half of his face and unable to take the stage.

It is from this Ramsay Hunt Syndrome virus that attacks the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis.

 Ramsay Hunt syndrome "occurs when a shingles outbreak affects the facial nerve near one of your ears. In addition to the painful shingles rash

This is pretty serious, as you can see. I wish this wasn't the case, but, obviously, my body's telling me I've got to slow down," he said. "I hope you guys understand

He thanked his fans for being patient and said he's been doing facial exercises to help. He said he doesn't know how long it will take for him to recover

Justin announced that three of his upcoming performances were postponed. "It's going to be ok,," he said. "I have hope, and I trust God."

Bieber tested positive for the coronavirus. His wife, Hailey Bieber, also recently opened up about a health scare involving a small blood clot in her brain.