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Now the Backstreet Boys have swine flu!

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First Manson? Now everyone’s favorite boy band? Say it ain’t so!

The Backstreet Boys are sad to announce they have cancelled today’s NYC PINKTOBER Hard Rock Café signing due to member, Brian Litrell having been diagnosed with the Swine Flu. The other 3 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.

This unfortunate occurrence will also result in the cancelling of the group’s CBS Early Show performance tomorrow, Tuesday October 6th. BSB was scheduled to perform their new single “Straight Through My Heart.”  The intimate performance at PC Richards (downtown) has also been cancelled and rescheduled for a later date.

Thankfully, the swine won’t prevent the band’s new album, This Is Us, from hitting stores tomorrow.

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