Eddie Benjamin Worried About Justin Bieber Following Ramsay Hunt Syndrome Diagnosis

The ‘Love Yourself’ hitmaker previously announced that was left with facial paralysis caused by Ramsay Hunt syndrome, prompting him to cancel some of his upcoming concerts.

AceShowbizEddie Benjamin is very “worried” about his friend Justin Bieber after the latter was left with facial paralysis caused by Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Having been diagnosed with the rare neurological disorder, which occurs when the varicella-zoster virus infects a nerve in the head near the inner ear causing paralysis and hearing loss, the “Sorry” singer had to cancel a series of shows.

In a YouTube video posted on Friday, June 10, 28-year-old Justin told his fans the virus had attacked “the nerve in my ear, facial nerves and has caused my face to have paralysis. You can see this eye is not blinking. I can’t smile on this side of my face. This nostril will not move.”

Eddie has spent the last four months opening for Justin on his “Justice World Tour” and admitted he felt “pretty stressed out” when he heard about his pal’s diagnosis. Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz at Capital’s Summertime Ball with Barclaycard at London’s Wembley Stadium on Sunday, June 12, he said, “I called him straight away.”

The 20-year-old Australian musician went on to add, “[Justin]’s OK, he’s safe, he has a lot of people and doctors who really care about him and are around him. It was very worrying I’m not going to lie, I was pretty stressed out but I spoke to him he’s OK.”

Eddie readily admitted he looks up to Justin as an artist and a role model and the biggest thing he has learned from his mentor is to stay true to himself. He said, “When he goes and performs he leaves his heart open, everyone can see that it’s very real, he doesn’t go on and try and act. If he’s in a mood and it kind of comes across that way, it comes from the heart and I think that’s beautiful every night is different.”

Eddie hopes to exceed Justin’s record of two Grammy wins by winning multiple accolades at the U.S. ceremony. He said, “I want to win multiple Grammy’s and sell out arenas so definitely hyper focused on that.”

Eddie performed at the music extravaganza and other artists to take to the stage at Capital’s Summertime Ball with Barclaycard included Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles, KSI, Sigala, Mabel and many more.

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