Justin Bieber has confirmed a report that his upcoming YouTube docuseries will reveal he’s been secretly battling Lyme disease for the past year.
In a candid Instagram post, the 25-year-old singer took aim at people who’ve been “saying justin Bieber looks like s**t, on meth etc. they failed to realize 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 wrote.
Bieber added: “These things will be explained further in a docuseries I’m putting on YouTube shortly… you can learn all that I’ve been battling and OVERCOMING!! 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.”
The news of Bieber’s struggle with Lyme disease was first reported by TMZ, claiming the upcoming documentary series, “Justin Bieber: Seasons”, will reveal his diagnosis with the disease.
TMZ‘s report claims that Bieber “and others in his life discuss the scary symptoms he endured in 2019.” Bieber will reportedly reveal that the “condition went undiagnosed,” as doctors “struggled to figure out what was wrong with him, but couldn’t put their finger on it until late last year.”
The Centers for Disease Control explains that typical symptoms of Lyme disease include “fever, headache, fatigue and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans.”
During his Instagram Live on Wednesday, Bieber did not mention suffering from a disease but he did say he needs to see the dermatologist. It hasn’t been confirmed that his skin ailments are related to the reported Lyme disease-related skin rash mentioned by TMZ.
If not treated, Lyme disease can spread to joints, the nervous system and even the heart.
YouTube has told ET Canada it has no comment at this time.
“Justin Bieber: Seasons” will debut on Jan. 27.