Nearly seven weeks after he revealed his Ramsay Hunt syndrome diagnosis, Justin Bieber will resume his Justice World Tour at the end of the month. The 28-year-old confirmed via Instagram that he’ll return to the stage at Lucca Summer Festival in Italy on July 31, and will take the stage for five other European shows in August before heading to South America in September. Bieber has 75 shows scheduled throughout the next several months with stops also booked across Asia, Australia and Africa. Postponed North American dates are expected to be rescheduled for next year soon.
Bieber had canceled the remainder of his North American tour dates in June after revealing that he’d been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. He addressed fans at the time in a video, saying, “I’m just physically not capable of doing them. This is pretty serious, as you can see. I wish this wasn’t the case. But obviously my body is telling me I need to slow down. I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt syndrome. … It is from this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis. As you can see this eye is not blinking. I can’t smile on this side of my face. This nostril will not move.”
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