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Justin Bieber facial paralysis: Cody Simpson reaches out to his friend

Cody Simpson reaches out to friend Justin Bieber after he was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome that causes facial paralysis: ‘You’re an inspiration’

Cody Simpson has shared a heartfelt message of support for his friend Justin Bieber, who is battling Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

The Aussie singer and swimmer, 25, posted a photo on Instagram of Wednesday of the pair in the recording studio when they were both teenage pop stars.

In the caption, Cody told Justin, 28, to ‘get well soon’ and described the Baby hitmaker as an ‘inspiration’.

Cody Simpson (right) has shared a heartfelt message for his friend Justin Bieber (left) who is battling with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. The Aussie singer, 25, posted this throwback photo on Instagram of Wednesday of the pair in the recording studio

Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a complication of shingles that can lead to temporary facial paralysis. 

Justin revealed his diagnosis in a three-minute video on Instagram last Friday, after he cancelled dates on his Justice World Tour due to his illness. 

‘Get well soon, Justin,’ Cody wrote. 

‘I believe this was taken the first time we ever hung out and worked together. Man, how young we were. Playing each other’s songs we had recently written.’

Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a complication of shingles that can lead to temporary facial paralysis. Justin revealed his diagnosis in a three-minute video on Instagram last Friday, after he cancelled dates on his Justice World Tour due to his illness

Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a complication of shingles that can lead to temporary facial paralysis. Justin revealed his diagnosis in a three-minute video on Instagram last Friday, after he cancelled dates on his Justice World Tour due to his illness 

Cody concluded: ‘You’re a constant inspiration to everyone.’ 

Justin updated fans on his health on Monday, and said his Christian faith was helping him get through his battle.

‘By this point in my life I realize storms come and go,’ the Canadian pop star said.

‘Jesus continues to remind me that he is with me in the midst of the storm. It’s not about the storm. It’s that we are NEVER ALONE AND HE UNDERSTANDS.’ 

'Get well soon, Justin,' Cody wrote. 'You're a constant inspiration to everyone'

‘Get well soon, Justin,’ Cody wrote. ‘You’re a constant inspiration to everyone’

The Peaches singer said that ‘each day has gotten better’, adding: ‘I know in this storm will pass but in the meantime JESUS IS WITH ME.’

According to the Mayo Clinic, the hearing loss and facial paralysis associated with Ramsay Hunt syndrome is usually temporary. However, it can become permanent.

Bieber’s right eye was unable to blink and the right side of his face did not move as he began his video saying: ‘Hey everyone Justin here, I wanted to update you guys on what’s been going on.

Justin updated fans on his health on Monday, and said his Christian faith was helping him get through his battle

Justin updated fans on his health on Monday, and said his Christian faith was helping him get through his battle 

‘Obviously as you can probably see with my face. I have this syndrome called Ramsay Hunt syndrome and it is from this virus that attacks the nerves in my ear and my facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis.’

Justin later posted a sad update on his Instagram Story, writing: ‘Been getting progressively harder to eat which has been extremely frustrating, please pray for me.

‘My heart breaks that I will have to postpone these next few shows (doctors orders). To all my people I love you so much and I’m gonna rest and get better.’ 

Justin later posted a sad update on his Instagram Story, writing: 'Been getting progressively harder to eat which has been extremely frustrating, please pray for me'

Justin later posted a sad update on his Instagram Story, writing: ‘Been getting progressively harder to eat which has been extremely frustrating, please pray for me’ 

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