Carnie Wilson: Bell's palsy is scary, a challenge

Mar 18, 2013 at 7:18 p.m. ET

Carnie Wilson's disorder news has fans worried for her health. The singer sent a message to Twitter followers over the weekend, revealing she has been diagnosed with Bell's palsy.

Carnie Wilson

Carnie Wilson's Bell's palsy battle has fans rushing to get in touch with the singer to offer messages of support and comfort.

"Just wanted you all 2 know that I have Bell's palsy on lf side of face right now," Carnie Wilson tweeted Saturday, alerting followers to her health struggle.

She went on to say the condition, which causes sudden weakness of the facial muscles, is "Scary, unfortunate, but it goes away. A challenge! Love u."

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While the exact cause of Bell's palsy is not known, it is believed to be the result of swelling and inflammation of the nerve that controls the muscles on one side of the face. As the 44-year-old noted in her tweet, it's the left side of the face she is struggling with and trying out treatments for.

On Sunday, Carnie Wilson asked, "Who believes in Acupuncture?" before sharing with excitement, "I'm treating my Bell's Palsy with it. IT'S WORKING."

To a fan who expressed concern, the Wilson Phillips singer reassured, "Don't be scared. It's about stress management!!!" She later added, "Feeling love from Ya'll. Love you all back. I am listening to Frank Sinatra. Really calming."

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In hindsight, it appears Carnie Wilson, who is the mother of two young girls, had hinted she was unwell before the disorder reveal. She tweeted previously, "I'm having such challenges right now - I'm praying for peace, health , order and serenity. Love everyone's tweets back to me. Luv u allxxxx."

Attempting to look on the bright side, the singer, seen above performing on Mar. 2 in Miami shared, "Thought today - when life suddenly gives you a hurdle..... JUMP over it and don't look back."

Our thoughts go out to Carnie Wilson as she copes with her Bell's palsy diagnosis.

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