Wilson Phillips singer Carnie Wilson recently revealed that she is suffering from Bell’s Palsy, a nerve disorder that causes paralysis of the facial muscles on one side.
Wilson tweeted about her condition 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.”
About a day later, Wilson tweeted, “Ps Who believes in Acupuncture? I’m treating my Bell’s Palsy with it. IT’S WORKING.”
The exact cause of Bell’s Palsy is unknown, but experts believe that many cases are the result of the herpes simplex virus, which causes cold sores. It usually goes away in one or two months.
The 44-year-old singer has battled with her health for several years. 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.”
In March 2012, Wilson underwent a second round of gastric bypass surgery and lost 30 pounds. She lost 150 pounds the first time she had the surgery.
Wilson Phillips is currently scheduled to appear in Oklahoma on March 29. For the time being, it doesn’t appear that Carnie Wilson’s bout with Bell’s Palsy will force the group to cancel their appearance.
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.
— Carnie Wilson (@CarnieWilson) March 14, 2013
Ps Who believes in Acupuncture? I’m treating my Bell’s Palsy with it. IT’S WORKING.
— Carnie Wilson (@CarnieWilson) March 15, 2013
We here at The Inquisitr wish Carnie Wilson a speedy recovery.