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Justin Bieber says he’s battling Lyme disease

Justin Bieber at the American Music Awards in 2015. Bieber says that he has been battling Lyme disease.
Justin Bieber at the American Music Awards in 2015. Bieber says that he has been battling Lyme disease.Jordan Strauss/Associated Press

Justin Bieber says that he has been battling Lyme disease.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the pop star wrote that “it’s been a rough couple years but (I’m) getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever.”

Lyme disease is transmitted by deer ticks. Lyme can cause flu-like conditions, neurological problems, joint pain, and other symptoms.

“While a lot of people kept saying justin Bieber looks like [expletive], on meth etc. they failed to realize I’ve been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease, not only that but had a serious case of chronic mono which affected my, skin, brain function, energy, and overall health,” Bieber wrote.

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The Grammy-winning singer said he will discuss battling the tick-borne infection on his upcoming YouTube docu-series, “Justin Bieber: Seasons,” which debuts Jan. 27. The 10-episode show will follow Bieber while he creates his new album and will also highlight his private life.

“You can learn all that I’ve been battling and OVERCOMING!!,” he wrote.