People with Ramsay Hunt syndrome are speaking out after Justin Bieber’s diagnosis – shining a spot light on  its debilitating symptoms.

The pop star who’s suffering from Ramsay Hunt syndrome, updated his fans on his condition after revealing his diagnosis.

Ramsay Hunt syndrome is a rare disorder caused by a viral infection in the ear, which affects the facial nerve, leading to paralysis.

Bieber wrote on Instagram that “each day has gotten better and through all of the discomfort I have found comfort in the one who designed me and knows me (Jesus).” He also called what he’s going through “a horrific storm.”

Rebecca Hurst, MD an Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology at the University of South Florida who is a General Neurology & Neuromuscular Medicine specialist with USF Health joins Gayle Guyardo the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show Bloom with what patients what leads to this devastating diagnosis.

Bloom airs in 40 markets across the country, with a reach of approximately 36 million households, and in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Madison, WI.

You can watch Bloom in the Tampa Bay Market weekdays at Noon on WTTA: Spectrum 1006; Frontier 514; DirecTV 38; Dish 38; Comcast 43, and look for Bloom early mornings on WFLA News Channel 8.