Justin Bieber: "I've been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease"

Justin Bieber: "I've been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease"

The Canadian hitmaker posted on his Instagram to disclose that he has been diagnosed with this bacterial illness - details below.

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Justin Bieber / Instagram.

"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."

With these words, Justin Bieber shared with his fans that that he is battling Lyme disease. 

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On Wednesday, Justin told his 124-million followers: “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."

He also details that everything will be explained in a new docu-series that he will be releasing on YouTube.

Read his full Instagram post here:

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This comes a few months after Avril Lavigne released her first song in five years after she revealed that she was so ill with Lyme disease that she feared death.

Avril released the music video for 'Head Above Water' at the end of September 2019. The emotional ballad details Avril's battle with Lyme Disease, which is a form of arthritis, that left her bedridden for two years.

She said in a statement that she wrote the song after "one difficult night in particular". 

"I thought I was dying, and I had accepted that I was going to die. My mom laid with me in bed and held me. I felt like I was drowning. Under my breath, I prayed ‘God, please help to keep my head above the water.’ In that moment, the songwriting of this album began. It was like I tapped into something. It was a very spiritual experience," she says. 

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