Hailey Bieber Wants People To Stop Downplaying The Severity Of Justin's Lyme Disease Diagnosis

    "Please do your research."

    Earlier today, Justin Bieber opened up about being diagnosed with Lyme disease and having chronic mono, "which affected [his] skin, brain function, energy, and overall health."

    In the wake of his statement, Hailey Bieber has issued one of her own, defending her husband from people who have been "belittling" his diagnosis.

    Hailey, who is supporting her husband in sickness and in health, took to Twitter to urge people to "do [their] research."

    "Making fun of and belittling a disease you don't understand is never the way," she wrote. "All it takes is educating yourself."

    For those who are trying to downplay the severity of Lyme disease. Please do your research and listen to the stories of people who have suffered with it for years. Making fun of and belittling a disease you don’t understand is never the way, all it takes is educating yourself.

    She also gave a shoutout to the Hadid family for helping her learn more about Lyme disease.

    I wanna say a huge thank you to @YolandaHadid and @bellahadid and @GiGiHadid for bringing me so much clarity and information on Lyme disease and for helping answer my questions about course of action, symptoms etc. Love you 3 amazing women!

    And thanked Avril Lavigne, who first talked about battling Lyme disease in 2015 and has since made it a priority to create awareness and to fundraise for it.

    and sending so much love to @AvrilLavigne thank you for all you do to educate people about Lyme. You’re amazing 💕

    Well said, Hailey.