Justin Bieber has what?


Canadian singer Justin Bieber has been diagnosed with Lyme disease in late 2019. The source of his disease is still unknown. Source: https://www.google.com/

Melody Resto, Reporter

In late 2019, Canadian singer, Justin Bieber was diagnosed with lyme disease; An infection caused by bacteria carried by ticks. The source of where he caught it is still unknown.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,* the disease comes from a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi, which is passed on through ticks. Symptoms such as fever, headaches, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migraines usually follow this disease. If it’s left untreated, it can affect not only his skin but brain function, energy and overall health.

“[The] infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g., rash), and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks.”

For months, the media thought Bieber had been misusing drugs because of his appearance. Little did they know, the young artist was fighting something much deeper than that. Beiber fans were either unaware of the situation or unaware of what the disease was. Senior Nathan Pizano (Div.041) was one of those people who were unaware of both the situation and its effects towards Bieber,

 “ I didn’t know Justin was suffering from Lyme disease. Him having it made actually know what is was,” said Pizano.

On Bieber’s recent Instagram post, he had stated that he had been battling Lyme disease for quite a while. Along with having chronic mono, the artist seems to have a positive outlook on the issue and still continues to bounce back from these issues,

“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,” said Bieber.

         According to Entertainment Weekly** Bieber had released the news that he will be coming out with a YouTube documentary series explaining his battle with the disease throughout his life in detail. This series will consist of ten episodes and will discuss all of the issues he has been personally battling and overcoming

“Bieber’s 10-part documentary series, premiering Jan. 27, will see the young superstar return to the platform where his career launched with an in-depth, ‘all access’ look at his life.”

Although battling a major disease, Bieber still managed to put out a single that just recently came out called “Yummy” with high spirits. After four years of not putting out any music, what better time than now?