Justin Bieber confirms he has Lyme disease; Hailey slams trolls for being insensitive

Singertook to Instagram to announce that he was recently diagnosed with, and a ‘serious case’ of chronic mono (Chronic infectious mononucleosis). Bieber’s battle with the two diseases will be explored in his upcoming YouTube docu-series.

The singer shared a photo of an article on his health on Instagram, confirming that he, as a matter fact, does suffer from Lyme disease. In a long, heartfelt caption, Justin called out the trolls, who have been criticizing the way he ‘looks’ and clarified that the changes in his appearance were due to the disease.

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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”, wrote the 25-year-old. The ‘Baby’ hitmaker ended on a positive and hopeful note, writing, “I will be back and better than ever.”

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection, which leads to redness on the skin in addition to fever, headache and tiredness.

Justin’s wife, model, called out trolls downplaying the ‘severity’ of the disease without researching the subject. She took to Twitter to voice her angst.

For those who are trying to downplay the severity of Lyme disease. Please do your research and listen to the storie…

— Hailey Bieber (@haileybieber)

She also thanked models Yolanda Hadid, Bella Hadid andfor ‘bringing me so much clarity and information on Lyme disease and for helping answer my questions about course of action, symptoms etc.’

I wanna say a huge thank you to @YolandaHadid and @bellahadid and @GiGiHadid for bringing me so much clarity and in…

— Hailey Bieber (@haileybieber)

Hailey also thanked singerfor educating people about the disease.

and sending so much love to @AvrilLavigne thank you for all you do to educate people about Lyme. You’re amazing 💕

— Hailey Bieber (@haileybieber)

For the unversed, Yolanda, Bella and Avril also suffer from Lyme disease.

In the past, several Hollywood celebs have talked about their struggle with the disease including singer Shania Twain, and actorsand Ben Stiller.

(With inputs from PTI)

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