What is Ramsay Hunt syndrome?

Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that can occur in people who have been infected with chickenpox in the past.

If the sleeping varicella-zoster virus is reactivated, which leads to infection,

it can affect the facial nerve and can lead to facial paralysis and hearing loss.

Earlier this week, the Canadian singer canceled several shows due to illness,

Friday told fans he had been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

the virus attacks Justin Bieber's face.

After having chickenpox as a child or shingles in an adult, the virus can lie dormant in the body.

Symptoms may include a painful rash inside and outside the ear canal,

sometimes attacking the tongue and roof of the mouth,

According to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

 some recover within a few months. If caught early it has a better chance of recovery