Justin Bieber made a triumphant return to the stage, delighting his fans who have been eagerly awaiting his comeback. The singer, who had to cancel the remaining dates of his Justice World Tour due to Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, performed at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto after the NHL All-Star Player draft on Feb. 1.
Dressed in a blue NHL All-Star jersey, a backward baseball cap, and baggy jeans, Justin delivered a medley of hits, including his own tracks “Peaches” and “Ghost,” as well as SZA’s “Snooze.” His wife, Hailey Bieber, shared several videos of the performance on her Instagram Story, capturing moments like Justin singing a snippet of his 2010 song “Eenie Meenie.” In a playful nod to Taylor Swift’s tour performances, Hailey jokingly captioned one of the videos, “Here’s your JB eras tour performance.”
Justin, who served as a captain for one of the teams at the event, was joined by other Canadian stars like Michael Bublé, Will Arnett, and Tate McRae, who also led teams. However, Justin’s return to the stage was particularly significant for fans, as he has maintained a low profile while dealing with the rare neurological disease
Justin Bieber’s Journey to Recovery
In June 2022, Justin Bieber revealed that he had been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, which caused facial paralysis and affected his ability to smile or blink from one eye. After initially postponing tour dates to focus on recovery, he attempted to resume his tour but ultimately canceled the rest of the North American leg before quietly canceling the remaining dates last March. In a September 2022 Instagram Story, he announced, “I’m going to take a break from touring for the time being. I’m going to be ok, but I need time to rest and get better.”
Since then, Justin Bieber has made few appearances on stage, except for joining The Kid Laroi in January 2023 for a performance of their song “Stay.” In March 2023, he shared a video on social media showcasing his progress in recovering from Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, demonstrating his ability to smile broadly.