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Broadway star Susan Egan, who received a Tony Award nomination for her portrayal of Belle in the original 1994 musical adaptation of Beauty And The Beast, has been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy.
On Thursday, the 52-year-old actress made the medical closure on Facebook and assured fans she 'should make a full recovery,' but would be forced to withdraw from the upcoming tour of Disney Princess – The Concert.
While symptoms of Bell’s palsy include temporary paralysis on one side of the face and difficulty making facial expressions, its exact cause is unknown, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Health update: Broadway star Susan Egan revealed she has Bell's palsy and will miss the upcoming US tour of Disney Princess - The Concert, seen here in September 2022
'So, this past week I was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy (cute right? Belle!) – a temporary condition which paralyzes one side of the face,' Egan wrote in the post. 'I’m told it’s triggered by a virus, and it seems we have one of those lurking about.
'I should make a full recovery, but like Justin Bieber (good company!), who announced a similar condition, I’m unable to perform at this time, and thus will not be on tour with Disney Princess – The Concert this fall.'
Back in June, Bieber revealed he was diagnosed with with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome, which caused him to have partial facial paralysis.
Belle of the ball: Egan starred as Belle in the original 1994 Broadway adaptation of Beauty And The Beast, seen here in September 2022
Despite not being able to fulfill her acting role, Egan said she would be well enough to carry on with her duties off stage on the Disney tour.
She added: 'I will of course continue in my role as executive producer, alongside my amazing partners, working daily behind the scenes to bring you an absolutely