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'People Kept Saying I Look Like Sh*t': Justin Bieber Confirms Illness

Justin Bieber has opened up about his battle with Lyme disease, calling out those who accused the singer of being "on meth."

The 25-year-old took to Instagram this morning to detail his experience with Lyme disease -- a tick-borne infection that, if left untreated, can cause infection in the brain and long-term neurological symptoms.

Bieber shared his experience with the illness with his 124 million Instagram followers, writing about his recent diagnosis and the impact the disease has had on his health.

"While a lot of people kept saying Justin Bieber looks like sh*t, on meth etc. they failed to realise I've been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease," the 'Sorry' singer wrote in a caption.

Not only that but had a serious case of chronic mono which affected my, skin, brain function, energy, and overall health.

Bieber explained that his illness will be discussed further in his upcoming 10 part documentary series 'Justin Bieber: Seasons' being released to his YouTube on January 27.

"I’ve been battling and OVERCOMING!!," he added.

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

The news comes after months of speculation that Bieber was in poor health. A number of paparazzi photos from 2019 had fans worried as it was evident the superstar's weight was dropping.

Fans have been worried about the singer's health for several months. Image: Getty

TMZ, who were first to confirm the news, revealed that photos taken in September 2019 of an IV attached to the musician's were meds to treat his disease.

Bieber married Hailey Baldwin (23) in October last year, the singer has taken to Instagam to announce that the couple are planning on starting a family in 2020.

The bad-boy-turned-devout-Christian released his latest single 'Yummy' just last week, and plans on touring and releasing more music this year.

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