In September, Justin Bieber announced the indefinite postponement of his highly anticipated Justice World Tour, citing his ongoing battle with Ramsay Hunt syndrome as the reason for the delay.
Fresh off the heels of canceling his much-anticipated Justice World Tour, Justin Bieber made a surprise appearance at the Rolling Loud hip-hop music festival in California, where he joined forces with Don Toliver for a performance of the latter’s new track “Private Landing.”
Despite his ongoing struggle with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, Bieber stunned the audience with his guest appearance alongside Toliver, with both artists receiving accolades for their electrifying stage presence. Notably, the song also features a rap verse from Future.
Last week, Bieber officially announced the cancellation of the remaining dates of his Justice World Tour, which had already been postponed in September due to his health concerns.
Justin Bieber has officially CANCELLED the remaining dates of his “Justice World Tour”. Check in with your point of purchase for refunds for your show dates. pic.twitter.com/vMZ2RsdlyR
— Justice Tour Updates (@JusticeTourNews) February 28, 2023
While Justin Bieber has not directly commented on the cancellation of his tour, an examination of his website reveals that no tour dates are listed under the “Tour” tab. Additionally, a verified Twitter page dedicated to providing Justin Bieber tour updates announced the official cancellation of the remaining tour dates.
Adding further evidence to the cancelation of Justin Bieber’s Justice World Tour, the Ticketmaster app now displays a red cancellation banner on tour dates that were previously marked with a yellow “postponed” banner. In addition, according to Rolling Stone, ticket holders received emails from Ticketmaster, Live Nation, and AXS notifying them of the cancelation and providing information about refunds.
Bieber’s initial decision to postpone the tour indefinitely was announced in September of last year. The singer revealed that he had struggled with his health while performing in Europe, which led to the cancellation of many of his North American shows. After receiving a diagnosis in June, Bieber resumed his tour on July 31 in Europe before ultimately deciding to cancel the remaining dates. Despite not yet addressing the official cancelation, it appears that Bieber is taking the necessary steps to ensure that his fans receive the refunds they are entitled to.
In an update shared on his Instagram account at the time, the singer provided more context to his decision to postpone the tour. “Earlier this year, I went public about my battle with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which caused partial paralysis of my face. As a result of this illness, I was unable to complete the North American leg of the Justice tour,” Bieber shared.
I was unable to complete the North American leg of the Justice tour,” Bieber shared.
“After taking some time to rest and consulting with my doctors, family, and team, I decided to continue with the tour in Europe. While I was able to perform six live shows, it took a real toll on me,” he continued. Bieber went on to explain that his performance at Rock in Rio was particularly challenging, but that he gave it his all for his fans in Brazil.
In the wake of his health struggles, Bieber had updated his fans via an Instagram post, where he detailed his battle with Ramsay Hunt syndrome and how it impacted his ability to tour. “After resting and consulting with my doctors, family and team, I went to Europe in an effort to continue with the tour. I performed six live shows, but it took a real toll on me,” the singer shared.
Bieber went on to explain that after a performance at Rock in Rio, he realized he needed to prioritize his health and take a break from touring. “So I’m going to take a break from touring for the time being. I’m going to be ok, but I need time to rest and get better,” he said. The pop star went on to express his gratitude towards his fans, saying, “I’ve been so proud to bring this show and our message of Justice to the world. Thank you for your prayers and support throughout all of this! I love you all passionately!”
Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a rare condition that can cause facial paralysis and hearing loss due to a shingles outbreak affecting the facial nerve near one of the ears, according to the Mayo Clinic.
As of now, there is no word from Bieber or his team on when he might return to performing or if the Justice World Tour will be rescheduled. Fans will undoubtedly be eagerly awaiting updates from the pop star, but in the meantime, Bieber’s health and well-being must take priority.