The Biebers have had a terrible 2022.Hayley Bieber passing by Living with Kelly and Ryan On Wednesday, she updated fans about their health. Hailey is still recovering from a stroke in March, while Justin Bieber was recently diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which causes facial paralysis.
“I’m fine, I feel fine,” the 25-year-old model told Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, adding that she’s “still trying to give my body time to heal.”
“I have something called a TIA, which is a mini-stroke,” she explained. “I had a small blood clot that went through a hole in my heart that I wasn’t born with to close and go into my brain…I never knew I had a hole in my heart.”
The Rhodes Beauty founder calls it a “blessing in disguise” because the program closes the loophole. “So now I always have a device in my heart,” she revealed.
The Biebers were in Palm Springs, Calif., when Haley began experiencing stroke-like symptoms.
“It happened very quickly,” she recalls. “The thing it affected the most was my speech. It was really scary. I knew what I wanted to say, but my tongue and mouth couldn’t form sentences. And my face drooped for a few minutes. It’s definitely the worst thing I’ve ever experienced Terrible thing.”
Hailey couldn’t get Justin to call 911, but he acted quickly.
“I was with Justin and he knew exactly what was going on,” she shared.
As for Justin, “He’s fine,” Hailey said. The 28-year-old singer was forced to postpone multiple tour dates after recovering from the virus, a shingles outbreak that affects the facial nerve near one ear. According to the Mayo Clinic, it’s rare, especially in people under the age of 60.
“He’s doing great, he’s getting better every day. He’s going to be totally fine. It’s just a very sudden, weird situation. It’s going to take time to heal,” explained Haley.
Seacrest asks Justin what he needs to do to get better.
“He had to give himself time, really, more than anything. He did some facial exercises,” she replied. “He’s actually recovered very, very quickly, and I’m happy about that.”
Ripa spoke of how the young married couple was “dealing with older issues”.
“We’re both definitely dealing with a disease of old age,” Haley said with a laugh.
When asked if she or Justin were a better caregiver, Hailey said she was “more organized.”
“I really knew everything. But he took great care of him – he slept with me in the hospital with me when I went through my situation, and he was really there for me,” she shared. “Honestly, I think the silver lining of the whole situation, what I’ve been through, what he’s been through, is really connecting you. I feel like we’re closer than ever…I’ll take it Take it from everything.”
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