The singer shared his medical condition on Instagram and directly addressed derogatory comments about his appearance and health.
“While a lot of people kept saying justin Bieber looks like shit, 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.
He added that he was “getting the right treatment” after a “rough couple years.”
Bieber mentioned in the Instagram post that he will be discussing his health struggles in a new YouTube Originals docuseries, “Justin Bieber: Seasons.”
Both the series and the announcement come on the heels of “Yummy,” his first solo single in four years, according to CNN.