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Backstreet Boys' Brian Littrell Gets Swine Flu

Backstreet Boys' Brian Littrell Gets Swine Flu

Backstreet Boys member Brian Litrell has been diagnosed with Swine Flu.

“We were really looking forward to spending time with our closest fans and friends in NYC and take part of PINKTOBER, an unbelievable and important program,” the 34-year-old singer says. “I hope we can come back soon and do everything we can to help.”

The other three BSB members, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and AJ McLean have seen a doctor and are not showing any symptoms. As a preventive measure, the doctor has prescribed Tamiflu to the group and their touring party, who had just returned to the states from Tokyo.

As a result, BSB cancelled today’s NYC PINKTOBER Hard Rock Café signing, tomorrow’s CBS Early Show performance, and the PC Richards (downtown) show.

The Backstreet Boys are in New York in support of their new album This Is Us, out tomorrow, October 6th on Jive Records.

Get well soon, Brian!

In related news, production on the FOX series Bones has been shut down because of an outbreak of swine flu.

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  • Ana

    This seems so much like a publicity stunt :/

  • Karen

    we love u Brian we’r all praying for u, Brian! Get well soon! God bless you!

  • Jen

    A publicity stunt? wow I doubt there using the swine flu for that.

    Brian I hope you get better. Love Bsb.

  • emily

    Get well soon Brian. <3

    Publicity stunt? Oh, right. Let me just pretend I have Swine Flu to look more popular… Right..

  • V

    I still love these guys!! Get well soon, Brian!! Don’t forget to pick up their new album tomorrow. :)

  • ugly

    aww, tell him to get well soon

  • Mariana

    I love you Brian! Get well soon! I love you boys!

  • Lucy

    Poor Brian has a weak immune system due to his heart…. he’s always the one getting sick. sending best wishes his way. he was always my fav BSBoy

  • Chau

    I remember hearing a long time ago that Brian had a heart condition. =( So I hope he makes a quick recovery. =)

  • dani


  • lakers fan in boston

    these losers are actually trying 2 come back…
    i hate 2 admit i use 2 listen 2 them when i was a really small kid =[

  • annie

    haha jared the picture with the arrow:D
    get well soon!

  • rocibel

    @lakers fan in boston: They’re NO losers. No more to say. Get well B-Rok, we love you!!

  • cherry

    hey ANA get a life u moron!!!! swine flu = publicity stunt ?? i hope u get swine flu and ring work (if u have a job) and tell em u cant come in cos u have swine flu so u can have more attention ok????


    Brian IS sick , shame on all you doubters that think this is a publicity stunt , the BSB would NEVER let their fans down like that .
    Here is proof he isn’t faking it, you morons

    Get well soon Brian

  • Paula

    Ugh people can be sooo stupid sometimes! He is sick! Get a life! …
    Praying for him to feel better! Get well soon Brian! Cant wait to see the guys again! Get Better Brian! KTBSPA

  • K_rina_ktbspa


    ANA… Dont say bullshit!! get a life!!!

  • LiLi

    Poor Brian!!! get well soon!!! we know you’ll be back on in a short time!
    we’ll be praying for you! and we love ya’!

    kisses from Chile too!! =)

    and for those morons…i’m not gonna waste my time…

  • red

    Wow, don’t spread it to Nick!

  • Amanda


    a publicity stunt!?! thats absolutely the stupidest thing I have ever heard! Why would they do that!!!!!!!!!! I can’t even fathom how dumb that comment is ….

    I hope you feel better soon Brian, I love you!

  • Menaka

    Hey you lakers fan in Boston,they are not losers.If they had been, they wouldn’t have come out with their 7th album.

  • meika

    its a sad news !! to hear abt brian ….but..then i dun think it’s a PUBLICITY STUNT ..OK !!.FOR ALL THOSE BACKSTREET BOYZ HATERS …..IF U DUN LIKE THEM ;WHY EVEN BOTHER TO READ THE NEWS AND GIVE OPINIONS ???

  • Jennifer

    Get well soon Brian.

    In the meantime, everyone should go buy the new BSB album! It’s out today and it’s really good!!

  • Frida

    Get well soon Brian =) I’m listening to the album right now, it’s AWESOME! Meanwhile it sucks that Brian has to get the swine flu for anyone to write anything about them when they’re out there promoting an album.

  • mailey

    nick looks so hott.

  • jessica

    i love braiam