“While a lot of people kept 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,” the “Yummy” singer, 25, captioned a headline from TMZ announcing the news.
He added that fans will see his struggles with the infectious disease, which is caused by the Borrelia bacteria and spread by ticks, in an upcoming documentary series, Justin Bieber: Seasons. “These things will be explained further in a docu-series 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,” he concluded.
The 10-part docu-series will stream on YouTube every Monday and Wednesday starting January 27. Bieber addressed the issues he faced this past year in a preview clip for the series. “As humans we go through so many ups and downs, so many good seasons and bad seasons, sometimes we want to give up,” the Grammy winner said. Bieber’s other big plans for 2020 include an upcoming album release and a U.S. tour.