Broadway star Susan Egan reveals Bell’s palsy diagnosis after suffering facial paralysis

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Susan Egan shared connected  that Facebook she was diagnosed with the information  Bell's Palsy Syndrome. Susan Egan shared connected that Facebook she was diagnosed with the information Bell's Palsy Syndrome. The Walt Disney Company via Gett

Broadway prima Susan Egan revealed she’s been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy conscionable weeks earlier she was owed to caput connected tour.

The 52-year-old, who was nominated for a Tony Award for her relation arsenic Belle successful 1994’s philharmonic “Beauty and the Beast,” announced the troubling quality connected societal media.

“So, this past week I was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy (cute right? Belle!) – a impermanent information which paralyzes 1 broadside of the face,” Egan wrote connected Instagram. “I’m told it’s triggered by a virus, and it seems we person 1 of those lurking about.

“I should marque a afloat recovery, but similar Justin Bieber (good company!), who announced a akin condition, I’m incapable to execute astatine this time, and frankincense volition not beryllium connected circuit with Disney Princess – The Concert this fall.”

Bell’s palsy is simply a information that causes impermanent facial paralysis. It’s “the astir communal origin of facial paralysis, though its nonstop origin is unknown,” according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

The condition’s symptoms look “suddenly” implicit the people of 2 to 3 days but tin amended without attraction “after a fewer weeks.” Recovery tin instrumentality astir six months successful immoderate cases.

Egan referred to Bieber’s Ramsay Hunt Syndrome diagnosis, which caused him to person partial facial paralysis backmost successful June. The popular prima was forced to postpone his satellite circuit pursuing the diagnosis.

According to New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, Ramsay Hunt syndrome is marked by a achy rash astir the ear, connected the face, oregon connected the mouth. It manifests erstwhile the varicella-zoster microorganism infects a nervus successful the head, sometimes causing paralysis. 

Even though Disney fanatics won’t spot Egan performing connected stage, she’s inactive going to beryllium carrying retired her duties arsenic the enforcement shaper down the scenes. The circuit is scheduled to statesman connected Oct. 20.

Susan Egan said she is incapable  to execute  "at this time," and volition  not beryllium  connected  circuit  with Disney Princess this fall.Susan Egan said she is incapable to execute “at this time,” and volition not beryllium connected circuit with Disney Princess this fall.The Walt Disney Company via Gett

“I volition of people proceed successful my relation arsenic enforcement producer, alongside my astonishing partners, moving regular down the scenes to bring you an perfectly unthinkable production,” she added.

Disney Concerts besides shared the quality of Egan’s diagnosis on societal media, earlier announcing “That’s So Raven” prima Anneliese van der Pol and histrion Sarah Uriarte Berry volition beryllium joining the tour.

“Susan volition beryllium continuing her regular producing enactment down the scenes to bring our guests an unthinkable production,” they wrote.