A triumphant return Justin BieberTwo months after the singer had opened up about having been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, he returned to the stage.
“Luv u guys and I missed you,” Bieber, 28, captioned one of several Instagram posts on Monday, August 1. The wife was able to see his stage time through the social media posts. Hailey Bieber (née Baldwin), with him during the overseas appearance.
“I want to say thank you so much for having me back. This is my first day home. It’s so great to be back. The Justice Tour is about equality, as some of you guys already know. It’s about justice for all. No matter what your race, ethnicity, or shape, it doesn’t matter. We’re all the same, we are all one,” the Canada native said in an Instagram video from the Lucca Summer Festival in Italy, which he performed on Sunday, July 31. “But we are here to be the difference makers. And I want to say thank you to each and every one of you guys for being a part of this tour.”
Hailey, 25, for her part, also gushed about her husband’s career highlight, writing via Instagram Story on Sunday, “One thing I know for certain is you can’t keep this guy down…”
Justin’s appearance at the music festival marks his first live performance since he postponed his Justice World Tour in the U.S. earlier this year. After being diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, the musician announced in June that he would be taking some time off.
“This is pretty serious as you can see,” the “Peaches” performer said in an Instagram video while showing his partial facial paralysis. “I wish this wasn’t the case. But obviously, my body is telling me I need to slow down.”
Official social media accounts for his tour confirmed that there was a pause in performances. “In light of Justin’s ongoing recovery, the remaining US Justice Tour shows scheduled for June and early July will be postponed,” a statement read via Instagram.
Amid Justin’s health scare, a source exclusively told Us Weekly that he was “working with a top team of specialists” and was “following their advice” about next steps. The dancer’s recovery involved “facial exercises,” “getting as much rest and relaxation” as possible and his commitment to his faith.
“[He] has every faith this will resolve itself eventually, but of course, it’s a stressful situation to be dealing with and a tough time for both [him and Hailey] right now,” the insider added. “The last thing he wanted was to postpone the concerts.”