Justin Bieber gets real about his health.
On Wednesday, the “Love Yourself” singer confirmed a TMZ report that said he will discuss his Lyme disease diagnosis in his upcoming 10-part YouTube Originals docuseries, “Justin Bieber: Seasons.”
Per the publication, the musician’s condition went undiagnosed for most of 2019 until doctors were able to pinpoint the illness — spread by ticks — late last year.
Though People reported in February 2017 that he was “receiving treatment” for depression, TMZ noted that his mental health disorder was a result of the tick-borne ailment.
In an Instagram post, the Canadian pop star also revealed he dealt with a “serious case of chronic mono.”
“While a lot of people kept saying justin Bieber looks like ----, 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,” he wrote. “These things will be explained further in a docu series I’m putting on YouTube shortly.”
Despite this, the 25-year-old says he is “battling and overcoming” his issues.
“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,” he concluded.
Additionally, wife Hailey Bieber went on Twitter to defend her husband against trolls who tried to downplay Justin’s announcement.
For those who are trying to downplay the severity of Lyme disease. Please do your research and listen to the stories of people who have suffered with it for years. Making fun of and belittling a disease you don’t understand is never the way, all it takes is educating yourself.— Hailey Bieber (@haileybieber) January 8, 2020
She also thanked former star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Yolanda Hadid and singer Avril Lavigne — two celebrities who have been vocal about their Lyme disease — for their support.
I wanna say a huge thank you to @YolandaHadid and @bellahadid and @GiGiHadid for bringing me so much clarity and information on Lyme disease and for helping answer my questions about course of action, symptoms etc. Love you 3 amazing women!— Hailey Bieber (@haileybieber) January 8, 2020
and sending so much love to @AvrilLavigne thank you for all you do to educate people about Lyme. You’re amazing 💕— Hailey Bieber (@haileybieber) January 8, 2020
In a 2016 episode of “RHOBH,” Yolanda revealed daughter Bella, 23, and son, Anwar, 20, also contracted the disease.
You got this, Justin!