Hailey Baldwin on Justin Bieber's Lyme disease | Inquirer Entertainment

Justin Bieber’s wife to those who ‘belittle’ his Lyme disease: ‘Do your research’

/ 01:29 PM January 09, 2020
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin

Justin Bieber (L) and Hailey Baldwin (R). Image: Instagram/@haileybieber

Model Hailey Baldwin is staying true to her vow to be with her husband, musician Justin Bieber, through sickness and in health, as she defended Bieber from people questioning the gravity of his illness.

Bieber confirmed that he has been battling the infection Lyme disease and a chronic case of mononucleosis (mono) on his Instagram account yesterday, Jan. 8. He was responding to an article written by TMZ which reported Bieber’s illness through second-hand sources.


The pop singer dismissed the claims that his change in appearance was due to drug use, then cited his new documentary series where he will disclose more information about his healing process.

Bieber’s wife appealed to those who were trying to downplay the disease to learn more about the illness.


“Please do your research and listen to the stories of people who have suffered with it for years,” Baldwin said on Twitter today. Jan. 9. “Making fun of and belittling a disease you don’t understand is never the way, all it takes is educating yourself.”

In a follow-up tweet, she also thanked the Hadid family, especially reality-TV star Yolanda Hadid, who suffered from the same disease, as well as her supermodel daughters Bella and Gigi. Yolanda wrote about her struggles on a memoir, “Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease”.


“[T]hank you […] for bringing me so much clarity and information on Lyme disease and for helping answer my questions about course of action, symptoms etc,” Baldwin said.

A fellow musician of Bieber, who Baldwin also sends her love to, is pop-rock star Avril Lavigne. “Thank you for all you do to educate people about Lyme,” Baldwin saluted her.

Lavigne responded by extending her sympathy towards Bieber’s condition, then sharing her own experience with Lyme disease.


“The fact that it’s hard to diagnose and is so debilitating was something I suffered through also,” Lavigne said in a retweet of Baldwin’s post.

The singer of the 2000’s hit song ” Sk8ter Boi” started The Avril Lavigne Foundation to support individuals who are fighting Lyme disease and other serious illnesses.

Meanwhile, Justin Bieber did not disclose the cause of his Lyme disease. The infection is known to be usually transmitted to humans through tick bites.

Bieber’s documentary series, “Justin Bieber: Seasons” is set to be released on Jan. 27 on YouTube. JB


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