Justin Bieber Reveals Battle With Lyme Disease: ‘I Will Be Back and Better Than Ever’

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Justin Bieber is no stranger to being surrounded by rumors. But this time, even he needed to set the record straight.

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“While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like s—, 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,” Bieber wrote on his Instagram page on Wednesday (Jan. 8) alongside a screenshot of a TMZ article. “These things will be explained further in a docu-seriesI’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.”

Of course, his declaration regarding his health sent shockwaves through the social media world, with his wife Hailey Bieber having to help further set the record straight about her husband’s health condition, which is an infectious disease spread by ticks.

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“For those who are trying to downplay the severity of Lyme disease,” she wrote. “Please do your research and listen to the stories of people who have suffered with it for years. Making fun of and belittling a disease you don’t understand is never the way, all it takes is educating yourself.”