Justin Bieber says he’s battling Lyme disease

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Justin Bieber - Canadian singer, songwriter and actor. (Photo: Justin Bieber / YouTube)

NEW YORK, NY (AP) — Justin Bieber says that he has been battling Lyme disease.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the pop star wrote that it’s been a rough couple of years  but he’s been getting the right treatment.

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Bieber’s post promised that he’ll “be back and better than ever.”

Lyme disease is transmitted by Ixodes ticks, also known as deer ticks. Lyme can cause flu-like conditions, neurological problems, joint paint and other symptoms, but is curable in most cases.

Bieber says he will discuss battling the tick-borne infection on his upcoming YouTube docu-series, “Justin Bieber: Seasons,” which debuts on Jan. 27.