Some estimates have predicted that the H1N1 virus, commonly referred to as the swine flu, may impact up to one-half of the humans living in the U.S.
That may be far-fetched, but it has already hit Marilyn Manson.
Yes, the former husband of Dita Von Teese and boyfriend of Evan Rachel Wood has gone down with a bout of swine flu, he confirmed in a recent interview.
This has put a temporarily hold on his career as an aging goth shock rocker.
THE H1N1 STRIKES BACK: Marilyn Manson is the latest victim.
"So I have officially been diagnosed, by a real doctor, with THE SWINE FLU," said Marilyn, real name Brian Warner, in a hilarious statement, which concludes:
"I know everyone will suggest that f*%king some 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.”
With responses like that, we'd say it's quite fortunate.