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Marilyn Manson Catches Swine Flu, Will "Unfortunately" Survive

September 25, 2009 1:47 PM ET

In the latest shocking chapter in the life of Marilyn Manson, the rocker revealed on his Facebook page that he has been diagnosed with the H1N1 virus, otherwise known as the dreaded swine flu. In true Manson fashion, the singer used his announcement to take swipes at some of his ex-girlfriends. "So I have officially been diagnosed, by a real doctor, with THE SWINE FLU," Manson wrote. "I know everyone will suggest that fucking 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."

Manson didn't elaborate how and when he contracted the virus or when a full recovery is expected. The diagnosis apparently hasn't prevented Manson from postponing his Canadian tour, so mosh pit-bound fans who go to the shock rocker's concert tonight in Halifax, Nova Scotia might be advised to stand a couple yards further away from the stage than usual. As Rolling Stone recently reported, Manson threatened to murder any journalist who pissed him off at their homes, so instead of actually killing them, maybe Marilyn can just cough on them instead now.

Manson isn't the first musician to get struck by the H1N1: UK rockers Kasabian and Swedish indie popster Jens Lekman have both contracted Swine Flu.

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