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Ashton's NYC Bday Hotspot's Got Hepatitis!

2/21/2008 7:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The New York hotspot where Ashton Kutcher had his birthday party just got word from NYC Department of Health that one of its bartenders was serving that night with Hepatitis A!


Among the patrons on hand at Socialista for Ashton's birthday: Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, Salma Hayek and Bruce Willis. They are urged to get a hepatitis shot. The Kutcher bash was held on February 7. The bartender also served up drinks on Feb. 8 and 11.

Hepatitis A is spread by putting something in one's mouth that has been contaminated with traces of fecal matter from an infected person. Symptoms include jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea. Any patron who hung at Socialista is considered to be at risk, and the Health Dept. says they should get a gamma globulin shot -- pronto!

Bar owners estimate roughly 700 to 800 people may have partied there on those three nights.

UPDATE: Socialista has issued the following statement to TMZ: "Although no additional cases of illness have been identified, the New York City Department of Health is urging customers to get the vaccination as a precautionary measure. We are grateful for their efforts and we will continue to support them in every way possible."

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1.

Tim    

1st

2434 days ago
2.

Go Away Paris......You are a SKANK    

Are you sure it is Hepatitis A and not Genital Herpes.
I heard that Paris had been there too!

2434 days ago
3.

Kelli    

Kutcher yummy....hepatitus yea!

2434 days ago
4.

just a thought    

Oh that's lovely...spread it around...Hepitis A. isn't as bad as Hep C. it can be treated..

2434 days ago
5.

hot snot    

could you imagine? Calling someone like Madonna and saying...yea, you came to Ashtons party? well, you got infected because someone had poop on their hands and it spread to something you put in your mouth.

get a hep shot


2434 days ago
6.

Bob. My name is the same forwards and backwards    

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!



KANYE WEST IS A WHINEY LITTLE B!TCH!

2434 days ago
7.

luv my TMZ    

EEEEWWWWWWWWW!

2434 days ago
8.

BigTicket    

I guess they all got Punk'd big time

2434 days ago
9.

Tanya    

Socialista deserves it. Low class door policy, general attitude.

2434 days ago
10.

Just Sayin    

Seems this Hepatitis A is going around. Last week a produce worker at a local supermarket tested positive for this. They are still giving shots to those who shopped there during the time he was there.

Wash your hands people!

2434 days ago
11.

tracey    

Right on #9!!
Funny!

2434 days ago
12.

steve    

hmmm..."putting something in your mouth ....that has been contaminated.... with traces of fecal matter...." hmmm
oh my....

2434 days ago
13.

helen    

not funny!!!! isn't selma breeastfeeding? what about her baby?

2434 days ago
14.

Sillyme    

These primative hedonist always play with their poop.. it's all they have left to pervert among themselves.. I am sure all who were invited have recently been vacinated for this and many more diseases than STDs. While some maintain that there is no standard for what constitutes pleasurable activities among the rich and famous (for example, those with an interest in sadomasochism), most hedonists believe that pleasure and pain are not to be distinguished and pursue them.

2434 days ago
15.

spacekicker    

at a place called socialista? Noooo I mean don't socialist countries have the BEST health care?

2434 days ago
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