Singer Carnie Wilson of the pop group Wilson Phillips has revealed to fans that she is suffering from a medical condition known as Bell’s Palsy.
Wilson, who is the daughter of Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson, tweeted that movement on the left side of her face has been affected by Bell’s Palsy, saying it felt scary and challenging but that the condition eventually would go away.
Wilson tweeted Thursday, writing, “Just wanted you all 2 know that I have Bell’s Palsy on lf side of face right now. Scary, unfortunate, but it goes away. A challenge! Love u.”
The condition is caused when the major facial nerve acts in a dysfunctional manner, causing a paralysis of the muscles on only one side of the face. Its causes can be traced to stress as well as to a virus. Wilson later posted an encouraging message on Twitter that she was using acupuncture to treat the condition and was eager to report that the treatments are working to ease the paralysis.
Wilson tweeted, “Ps Who believes in Acupuncture? I’m treating my Bell’s Palsy with it. IT’S WORKING.”
The 44-year-old singer made headlines in the past with her numerous health battles. Wilson underwent weight loss surgery in 2000, but has struggled with keeping the weight off since then. She has also struggled with obsessive compulsive disorder.
“I can’t smoke a joint. I can’t have a glass of wine because I want 10 joints and 10 glasses of wine,” Wilson admitted last year. “That’s my obsessive compulsive and addictive behavior. I’ve really struggled since I’ve become sober. How do I balance that? How can I relax and not overeat? Because I have a lot of pressure in my life.”
Last year, the singer underwent a second round of gastric bypass surgery and lost 30 pounds. She lost 150 pounds the first time she had the surgery.
Wilson is slated to appear with her band for a concert date in Oklahoma at the end of March.
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