In March, Hailey experienced “stroke-like symptoms” and “suffered a very small blood clot” to her brain.
“The conclusion was that I had a blood clot that traveled into my heart,” she shared in an April YouTube video, later adding, “My blood clot actually escaped through the flap or the hole in my heart and it traveled to my brain and that is why I suffered a TIA [a transient ischemic attack].”
Just a few months later in June, Justin announced he’d been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which caused him to experience temporary paralysis in parts of his face and led him to postpone some of his Justice World Tour dates. He and Hailey are both doing well—she was seen cheering him on at one of his shows after the tour resumed in July—and she’s spoken about how they leaned on each other during their health scares.
“I think the silver lining of it, honestly, is that it brings us a lot closer,” she said during a June interview on Good Morning America, “‘cause you’re going through this together, you’re being there for each other, you’re supporting each other and there’s just something that really, like, bonds you through these times.”