Pop singing sensation Justin Bieber has confirmed he has Lyme disease.
Bieber revealed the news on his Instagram where he said he had not only recently been diagnosed with Lyme disease but also had a serious case of chronic mononucleosis
“While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like s**t, on meth etc. they failed to realise 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,(sic)” the 25yo posted.
Bieber confessed he’s had a couple of “rough years” but getting the right treatment would help treat his “incurable disease”.
“I will be back and better than ever.”
He promised to provide more details in his docu-series which will be released on Youtube.
What is chronic mononucleosis and Lyme disease?
Chronic mononucleosis is a rare disease and appears in those with abnormalities in the immune system, while Lyme disease is an illness caused by a type of bacteria called Borrelia bacterium spread by ticks.
The tick bite or sting causes a circular rash and flu-like symptoms such as a fever, headache, sore muscles and swollen lymph nodes.
Many celebrities like Avril Lavigne, Shania Twain, Alec Baldwin, Bella Hadid have been diagnosed with Lyme disease.
Lyme disease is the most common vector-borne disease in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control Prevention.
It is treatable by antibiotics.