Justin Bieber was battling Lyme disease and chronic mono for most of 2019, he revealed on Instagram on Wednesday. He will detail his diagnosis later this month in a new documentary, as well.
"While a lot of people kept saying justin Bieber looks like sh–, on meth etc. they failed to realize I've been recently diagnosed with Lyme disease," he wrote on Instagram, adding that he also "had a serious case of chronic mono which affected my, skin, brain function, energy, and overall health."
The "Yummy" singer will drop a documentary later this month, and will detail Justin's health and his condition, which went undiagnosed for nearly a year.
"These things will be explained further in a docu series I'm putting on YouTube shortly.. you can learn all that I've been battling and OVERCOMING!!," he said. "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."
Before Justin's reveal on Instagram, TMZ reported the news, saying, "Doctors struggled to figure out what was wrong with him, but couldn't put their finger on it until late last year."
The circumstances around how Justin contracted the disease aren't known, but it comes a tick bite.
In the documentary, Justin reportedly speaks about the deep depression he suffered through much of 2019, largely caused by the doctor's inability to properly diagnose him. Symptoms of Lyme disease include rashes, headaches, fever and fatigue.
In late November, Justin was pictured leaving a doctor's office with an IV in his arm. At time time it was believed to be a vitamin drip, but TMZ notes that it was actually to treat his Lyme disease.
Now that he's been property diagnosed and treated with the proper medication, Justin is feeling well enough to release his upcoming album, which will drop in March, and go out on tour, which will begin in May.