Justin Bieber said on Tuesday he would take a break from his Justice World Tour due to mental and physical health issues.
The musician posted the announcement on Instagram, saying that performing six live shows following his Ramsay Hunt syndrome diagnosis earlier this year, "took a real toll."
"This past weekend, I performed at Rock in Rio and I gave everything I have to the people in Brazil,” Bieber said. After following up with his doctors, family and team, the singer said he decided to make his health a priority over his tour.
“I’m going to take a break from touring for the time being. I’m going to be okay, but I need time to rest and get better,” he said. “I’ve been so proud to bring this show and our message of Justice to the world.”
He thanked fans for support and prayers and closed the announcement writing, “I love you all passionately!”
In June, the Canadian singer disclosed that he was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, which left half of his face paralyzed, forcing him to cancel performances in order to recover. He posted a video on Instagram explaining to viewers that he could not smile on one side of his face, but assured fans that he just needed time to recover.
Thomas Ovesen, promoter of the two Justin Bieber shows in Dubai said “We just have to give the artist time to find out what time off he needs to resume the tour and we all wish Justin a speedy recovery and admire his decision to put his health first. We can’t wait to see him back on the road and we’re standing by for further updates which we will share with you as the Dubai show dates approaches”