What Is Ramsay Hunt Syndrome?

Justin Bieber says he has facial paralysis due to Ramsay Hunt syndrome

Justin Bieber announced Friday that he is taking a break from performing because he is suffering from paralysis on one side of his face

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 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, Ramsay Hunt syndrome can cause facial paralysis and hearing loss in the affected ear