Carnie Wilson Diagnosed With Bell's Palsy on Left Side of Face

Celebrity News Mar. 19, 2013 AT 11:00AM
Singer/TV host Carnie Wilson attends Carnie Wilson & Jay Manuel Celebrate Lane Bryant's NYC Flagship on February 28, 2013 in New York City. Singer/TV host Carnie Wilson attends Carnie Wilson & Jay Manuel Celebrate Lane Bryant's NYC Flagship on February 28, 2013 in New York City. Credit: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Lane Bryant

Carnie Wilson is facing a new challenge in life -- but she's determined to keep her spirits up. The 44-year-old singer announced on Twitter March 13 that she has been diagnosed with Bell's Palsy.

"Just wanted you all to know that I have Bell's palsy on left side of face right now," she wrote. "Scary, unfortunate, but it goes away. A challenge! Love you."

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Bell's Palsy is a form of facial paralysis that can result in facial drooping due to a nerve malfunction. But Wilson is confident that she will recover soon.

Wilson also revealed one of the ways she's coping with the condition: "PS Who believes in Acupuncture? I'm treating my Bell's Palsy with it," she shared on March 14. "It's working."

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And on Monday, March 18 she announced that she's made even more progress in her recovery. "Twelve days out of Bell's and doing much better! All your wishes have warmed my heart and it's making me heal faster! Yay!" she tweeted. "Remember I go public because it's gonna help someone else with same thing! BTW -- I had it on my right side 14 years ago!"

One day before sharing her diagnosis with her fans, Wilson tweeted, "I'm having such challenges right now -- I'm praying for peace, health , order and serenity. Love everyone's tweets back to me. Love you all."

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The Wilson Phillips singer has always been very open about her health conditions. The mom to daughters Lola, 7, and Luciana, 3, with husband Rob Bonfiglio has struggled with her weight for several years.

"I've had so much stress in the last year, so it's really a struggle," the former talk show host, who underwent gastric bypass surgery in 1999 and lap-band surgery in early 2012, admitted to FOX News in January 2012. "I'm definitely up in weight. I'm looking forward to getting an exercise routine again. It's like a daily decision."

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