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Backstreet Boy Infected with that Pig Virus

10/5/2009 7:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: Brian just released the following video, apologizing to his fans for contracting the virus. Don't stand too close to your monitor, he looks contagious....

I don't care who you are, or where you're from ... you better stay away from Backstreet Boy Brian Littrell, because he's got the Swine Flu.



The Boys' rep just announced the singer has officially contracted the virus known as H1N1, which means he's probably suffering some, if not all, of the following symptoms:

- Fever above 100.4 °F
- Cough
- Sore throat
- Headache
- Chills
- Muscle aches
- Diarrhea
- Vomiting

As of right now, the three remaining Boys -- Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and AJ McLean -- have been cleared by doctors ... but have been "prescribed Tamiflu" just in case.

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Brenda    

Its not 'Pig' flu!! It's H1N1 Virus. The pork industry has taken a big enough hit because of the poor reporting/incompetence by the media.

1792 days ago
17.

Rap sucks    

Nobody gives an f about the backstreet boys anymore, just like they won't care about the Jonas sisters, or any other pop star in time to come. The BB were waaay bigger than any of the current brainwashing popstars and look at them now, it's just a trend kids. You'll eventually get out of it. Don't know about the even worse stupid hip hop trend tough.

1792 days ago
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backstreet boys rule    

aww get well soon brian! we all love you!! (and for all the haters you had to click on the link to read the story about a backstreet boy and make a comment. secret obsession maybe!!??)

1792 days ago
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UGGGGHHH    

get well soon. I am sorry to say you look like a PIG.

1792 days ago
20.

Kate    

Wow--the swine flu has hit here pretty badly. We've seen hundreds of kids in a big doctor's office this last week with it. Didn't Brian have a heart defect and surgery a few years ago? Hope he's going to be alright!!! Good luck to the Boys too on the new album!

1792 days ago
21.

Monica    

It is sad that Brian has came down with the H1N1 Virus. I hope and pray that he will have a speedy recover. An YES! there are alot of people who do care about the Backstreet Boys.

1792 days ago
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Anna J.    

I hope he gets to feeling better soon. Sad that promo didn't go as planned, but, his health is obviously more important. Get Well Soon Brian! (and I'll get the album when it comes out tomorrow!)

1792 days ago
23.

balls    

balls

1792 days ago
24.

Anna J.    

yes, sanity, BSB still does in fact tour and still releases new albums every couple of years. In fact, they're getting ready to release their brand new album here in the states tomorrow (for which a string of promo events for that was lined up this week and were canceled because of Brian's sickness), and their new tour starts up in Europe at the end of the month. They still have a bunch of fans around the world (hence they all just flew back together from the promo trip they took to Japan prior to Bri getting sick). I understand that Brian isn't the only person who has gotten swine flu, and I know there are many people who get it worse, suffer, and even die from it. I don't know if his case of it would've gotten this much attention had it not been on the eve of an album release, someone said it even made CNN, VH1, E!, JustJarod, in addition to here. I wish him well though.

1792 days ago
25.

Ziggy    

Why does he feel the need to apologize to his 2 fans? I don't wish anything bad on him, but I could care less. Just stay away from Justin Timberlake.

1792 days ago
26.

Tina    

First off Brian I am Praying for a fast healing. And secondly to the people who are saying the backstreet boys are still around. THEY NEVER LEFT. They have been together for 16 years. Yes people do care about them their called BSB FANS. hello.

KTBSPA

1792 days ago
27.

bsb fan    

The backstreet boys have a new album out tomorrow!!!!! Can't wait to get it :o)

1792 days ago
28.

ConcretelyAmbiguous    

Thank goodness. I hope and pray he gets better soon. First Sanjay Gupta, then a Backstreet boy. HERE'S WHY YOU MAY HAVE IT..

http://concretelyambiguous.com/todays-truth/be-careful-you-may-have-the-swine-flu/

1792 days ago
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Wishing you well Brian    

It seems our society has taken a turn for the worse. It is unfortunate that there are so many angry people that say hateful and uncalled for things. To all those well wishers, I am sure it is appreciated. And Bravo to those who can think of someone other than themselves and wish others well.
Man people in America are becoming increasingly thoughtless and ungrateful. A little FYI The BSB just sold close to 100 thousand albums in 5 days in Japan. Another bit of info, the entire BSB and touring group went out and paid for their own medications. There were no gifting of meds from doctors.
God Bless

1792 days ago
30.

Mandy    

THAT"S FUNNY?! I THOUGHT NEW "FDA" RULES BANNED GIVING TAMIFLU TO PEOPLE, EVEN CHILDREN WITHOUT FEVER/SYMPTOMS???!!! THAT"S MESSED UP THAT THEY CAN GET IT, YET BOTH MY CHILDREN HAD IT AND I COULDN'T GET THE STUFF. YEAH...A LITTLE UPSET. SAME RULES SHOULD APPLY TO EVERYONE FDA!!

1792 days ago
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