Justin Bieber fears

Fans are deeply wor­ried about pop star Justin Bieber’s health

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When a re­cent video emerged of Justin Bieber, 24, vi­o­lently shak­ing and twitch­ing while greet­ing fans, it’s no sur­prise peo­ple started to worry.

Al­though we con­tinue to see the dam­age mon­u­men­tal fame can have on celebs’ men­tal health – we of­ten over­look the phys­i­cal im­pli­ca­tions it has.

‘Fame is se­duc­tive – it prom­ises to rid you of your prob­lems and bring you hap­pi­ness, be­fore it gets un­bear­ably ex­pos­ing and in­cred­i­bly lonely,’ warns psy­chother­a­pist Au­drey Stephen­son (atthep­rac­tice.com). ‘The re­al­ity is, that out­ra­geous tal­ent or in­cred­i­ble hard work are no prepa­ra­tion for sta­ble men­tal and phys­i­cal health – both of which are in­ex­tri­ca­bly linked,’ she adds.

So how can ex­treme fame af­fect stars’ phys­i­cal health?

‘Stress, through our ner­vous sys­tem, has an im­pact on ev­ery sys­tem in the body. We know that a cer­tain level of dis­tress will im­pact our im­mune sys­tem for sev­eral days at a time. It’s a shame that we of­ten see phys­i­cal con­di­tions, dis­or­ders and dis­eases as weak­nesses – and peo­ple will try to keep these things hid­den, adding to a sense of shame and dis­con­nec­tion.’

And we, the pub­lic, need to bear in mind that celebri­ties are as hu­man as you and I.

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