Just like Justin Bieber, Littlemore has been affected by a serious illness that affects the face and eyes.
Our favorite artists don’t have superpowers, nor are they immune to disease. This is the case of Nick Littlemore , the member of PNAU and Empire of The Sun who faced a very serious illness that led to his paralysis for 9 months. Today, we reveal to you what he suffered from and especially how he overcame this ordeal.
Who is Nick Littlemore?
Nick Littlemore is an Australian musician, composer and producer, born May 6, 1978 in Sydney. He is best known for his role as a member of the electronic music group Pnau which he founded in 2000 and for being one of the founding members of the group Empire of the Sun in 2008. Over the years Littlemore has known for his artistic creativity, his sense of musical innovation and his ability to create captivating stage performances. His music is often characterized by catchy melodies, bold arrangements and varied influences. The career of Nick Littlemorere mains an example of his impact on the contemporary electronic music scene, and he continues to be an influential figure in the music industry.
What is Nick Littlemore suffering from?
In 2019, Nick Littlemore was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. As a result, the artist had to take a long leave to recover from this very serious neurological disease which paralyzed half of his face for 9 months and one of his eyes remained open for 4 months.
What is Ramsay Hunt Syndrome?
Ramsay Hunt syndrome, also called geniculate ganglion neuralgia, is a medical condition caused by infection of the varicella zoster virus in the facial nerve or auditory nerve. This virus is responsible for chickenpox (chickenpox) and shingles. When the virus reactivates after a previous chickenpox infection, it can cause shingles, and if it affects the facial or auditory nerves, it can lead to Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Symptoms of Ramsay Hunt syndrome usually include: skin rash, facial paralysis, severe pain, hearing problems and dizziness.
How did he treat this disease?
In one of his interviews with Sally and Erica, Nick Littlemore pointed out « I made a pilgrimage to the Himalayas and southern Japan, saw healers and tried to borrow another way rather than steroids and all the rest” . Although he has managed to improve his condition, he admits that he still makes « weird » expressions when speaking, but he takes it calmly.
Elton John the eternal support of Nick Littlemore
Indeed, Elton John was very present alongside Nick Littlemore, especially during his illness. In an interview with the Daily Mail, Nick Littlemore said: » I spoke to Elton right after my face sag and he was like, I have to give you something to do » adding « Elton called me every time something terrible happened. He was a wonderful uncle to me ».