Justin Bieber announced that he has 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."
"While a lot of people kept saying justin Bieber looks like s**t, 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.
The Grammy-winning singer said he will discuss battling the tick-borne infection on his upcoming YouTube docu-series, "Justin Bieber: Seasons," which debuts January 27. The 10-episode show will follow Bieber while he creates his new album and will also highlight his private life.
Lyme disease is transmitted by Ixodes ticks, also known as deer ticks. Lyme can cause flu-like conditions, neurological problems, joint pain and other symptoms.
"You can learn all that I've been battling and OVERCOMING!!," he wrote.