In his announcement post, Bieber told of how he’s been attacked for his looks over the past few years. “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,” he wrote. “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 NO CAP.”
Soon after the announcement, many took to Twitter to share their regret for making fun of him in the past. Read some of Twitter’s reactions to Bieber’s Lyme disease news below.
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
Thank you @HaileyBieber for your kind words. So sorry to hear about @justinbieber having to go through this awful disease. The fact that it’s hard to diagnose and is so debilitating was something I suffered through also https://t.co/nbCRTFWv53
— Avril Lavigne (@AvrilLavigne) January 9, 2020
I feel like such a jerk talking about his looks and such… I know he’ll never see this but I am so sorry. I know Lyme Disease and Chronic mono can take a toll on someone and this is a lesson in shutting the fuck up https://t.co/dycsPzrGj4
— StalliNastiie ▲ (@YasiraSteeze) January 8, 2020
The Internet is a cruel place. Everyone on twitter was tearing down Justin Bieber’s looks and made fun of him crying while he was dealing with Lyme disease. Be kind to everyone because you never know what they’re going through. Wishing him a full recovery! pic.twitter.com/6cmzYB8OsR