Musician Marilyn Manson arrives at Spike TV's 2008 Scream awards held at the Greek Theater on October 18, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)more pics »Rocker Marilyn Manson has caught the H1N1 virus, although he's lucky not to have a life-threatening case and is expected to make a speedy recovery. Joking about his diagnosis on his MySpace Celebrity blog, he wrote:
So I have officially been diagnosed, by a real doctor, with THE SWINE FLU.
I know everyone will suggest that f***ing a pig is how this disease was obtained.
However, the doctor said my past choices in women have in no way contributed to me acquiring this mysterious sickness. Unfortunately, I am going to survive. M
Rupert recovered in time to promote the new Harry Potter.
Manson isn't the only celebrity to have been diagnosed with the potentially fatal disease, which originated in Mexico and has the symptoms of a heavy cold. Harry Potter star Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley in the hit franchise, thought he was going to die when he contracted the highly contagious disease. He said: "It was quite scary when I first found out I had swine flu. I thought, 'Am I going to die?' But it was just like any other flu really. I had a sore throat and I went to bed for a few days."
Kasabian singer Tom Meighan was rushed to hospital in Sydney, Australia, where he was diagnosed with the virus. A day later, his bandmates guitarist Serge Pizzorno, bassist Chris Edwards and drummer Ian Matthews were left bedridden after coming down with the same symptoms.
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