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Carnie Wilson is overcoming yet another obstacle.
The Wilson Phillips singer revealed to her followers on Twitter that she was diagnosed with Bell's palsy, a form of facial paralysis, usually temporary, that stems from damage to a facial nerve and results in weakness or drooping of the facial muscles on one side, but she's not letting it get her down.
"Just wanted you all 2 know that I have Bell's Palsy on lf side of face right now. Scary, unfortunate, but it goes away. A challenge! Love u," Wilson tweeted.
The cause of Bell's palsy is unclear, but the 44-year-old mother of two daughters shared that she found a treatment that seems promising so far and her rep tells E! News that she is healing well and her recovery is going smoothly.
Carnie posted on Twitter, "Ps Who believes in Acupuncture? I'm treating my Bell's Palsy with it. IT'S WORKING."
Prior to announcing her diagnosis, Wilson wrote, "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."
Wilson has also struggled with her weight for years, and last March the singer decided to get lap-band surgery, despite undergoing gastric bypass in 1999.
"I needed help. I am looking at this in a more mature and realistic way. I have two kids. I want to watch them grow up, get married and have children. It all boils down to my health," she told E! News.