Justin Bieber’s grandmother, Kathy Bieber, was involved in a brutal car accident in the singer’s hometown of Stratford, Ontario on Saturday.
TMZ reports news of the crash broke via a Facebook public community page dedicated to classic cars in the Stratford area. A photo was posted on the page, showing a red and white convertible engulfed in smoke.
Brandan Steven, who also appears to be related to Justin, took to the page to claim he was involved in the accident with Kathy, Bieber’s grandmother on his dad Jeremy’s side.
“We were at a dead stop as a car was turning left a couple cars in front of us,” Steven explained. “Then a distracted driver rear ended us they say she had to be doing 70.”
He added, “Wasn’t good had to pull my grandmother out of car. could have been very bad if we were in there for even another 5 seconds as the doors were binded shut.”
The news arrives just a few weeks after Bieber canceled his remaining North American tour dates after informing fans that he was diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. Justin took to Instagram on June 10 to reveal that he’d been experiencing facial paralysis due to his diagnosis.
“It is from this virus that attacks the nerve in my ear—my facial nerves—and has caused by face to have paralysis,” he said in a nearly three-minute video. “So for those who are frustrated by my cancelations of the next shows, I’m just physically, obviously, not capable of doing them. This is pretty serious, as you can see. I wish this wasn’t the case, but, obviously, my body is telling me I gotta slow down.”
A few days later, Justin updated fans about his condition, saying that he’s on the path to recovery.
“Each day has gotten better and through all of the discomfort I have found comfort in the one who designed me and knows me,” he shared. “I’m reminded he knows all of me. He know the darkest parts of me that I want no one to know about and he constantly welcomes me into his loving arms. This perspective has give me peace during this horrific storm that I’m facing.”