Carnie Wilson is suffering from a nerve disorder called Bell's palsy, the Wilson Phillips singer announced on Twitter.
Bell's palsy is a form of facial paralysis that is usually temporary resulting from a dysfunction in the facial nerve. "Just wanted you all 2 know that I have Bell's Palsy on [left] side of face right now. Scary, unfortunate, but it goes away. A challenge! Love u," she wrote on Twitter last week. Later, she added that she has been treating it successfully with acupuncture.
Wilson has struggled with her weight for years, undergoing her second weight-loss surgery last March, which was filmed for the TV Guide Network reality show Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On. The 44-year-old never hesitated about sharing the experience with viewers. "I just said, 'This is what's happening in my life, and I'm not going to hide anything.' I wanted it to be real," she told TVGuide.com. "It's what I'm going through. It's what a lot of people need to see because they've trusted me to be open with them. It's like a responsibility for me."