Justin Bieber reveals he's suffering from facial paralysis

Bieber went on social media to explain why he canceled a recent set of tour dates

Justin Bieber went on Instagram today to reveal the full reason that he recently

canceled a run of shows in Toronto and Washington D.C., explaining (and demonstrating)

to an audience of millions of fans that he’s suffering from a form of facial paralysis known as Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

(Specifically, Ramsay Hunt syndrome type II, which occurs when the

chickenpox/shingles virus reactivates in adults, specifically affecting facial

nerves and causing a full half of your face to freeze up. In case you, uh, needed something else to be freaked out by today.

In the video, Bieber talks straight to camera, revealing clearly that the muscles

on the right side of his face appear to functionally immobile.