Anyone who's ever had Lyme Disease (or even knows what it is) will be aware that it's no joke.
Symptoms of the chronic illness, which can be transmitted by deer ticks, include aching and inflammation of the muscles and joints, severe headaches and extreme fatigue. If left untreated, it can have an effect on concentration and memory.
Now, pop megastar Justin Bieber has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Lyme Disease, as well as Chronic Mononucleosis (known as Glandular Fever in this part of the world.)
He took to Instagram to explain that some people has attributed his appearance and behaviour as related to drugs, he was in fact battling the disease - which he will elaborate on in his new YouTube documentary series (plug, plug, plug.)
In it, he explains that he spent much of last year feeling depressed because he was suffering and doctors could not figure out what was wrong with him.
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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
Other celebrities who have been diagnosed with the chronic illness include Avril Lavigne, Bella Hadid and Ben Stiller.
Bieber also took to Instagram Stories to share the news that after his forthcoming tour finishes, he plans to have a baby with wife Hailey Baldwin.
JUSTIN BIEBER REALLY SAID AFTER THE TOUR HE WANTS TO HAVE A BABY Y’ALL HEAR ME CRYING pic.twitter.com/LDMPX54AKK
— ً (@biebersdepths) January 9, 2020
Looks like it's going to be a busy year for him.