Justin Bieber, a Canadian singer, says he’s battling Lyme disease, a development that has affected his skin, health and brain function.

Lyme disease is an infectious pathology caused by a bacterium that is spread by ticks. The most common sign of the infection is an expanding area of redness on the skin.

Bieber took to his socials on Wednesday to disclose his condition, adding that he looks to explain these alongside his “struggles” in a forthcoming YouTube special — as announced in 2019.

“While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like shit, on meth, they failed to realize I’ve been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease,” the 25-year-old songwriter wrote on his Instagram page.

“Not only that, but had a serious case of chronic mono which affected my, skin, brain function, energy, and overall health. These will be explained in a docu-series I’m putting on YouTube shortly.

“You can learn all I’ve been battling and overcoming. It’s been a rough couple of years. But I’m getting the right treatment that will help treat this incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever.”

In the wake of his mental health problems, Bieber had said he would be teaming up with YouTube, the platform that brought him to the spotlight, for a top-secret project to premier in 2020.

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