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Marilyn Manson and the swine flu

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Marilyn Manson announced he had the H1N1 virus on September 21st 2009 via his MySpace celebrity blog, according to online news provider Chart Attack.

The goth metal rocker wrote: “So I have officially been diagnosed, by a real doctor, with THE SWINE FLU.“

As ever, the excerpt was riddled with much-loved Manson witticisms, such as: “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.“

He added: “Unfortunately, I am going to survive.“

And survive he did. More so, the controversial musician is now said to have officially got engaged to his on-off girlfriend of 4 years, 22-year-old Evan Rachel Woods. OK Magazine reported that Manson, 41, proposed on-stage during a performance in Paris last week.

Marilyn Manson has previously been married to burlesque dancer and model Dita Von Teese, a marriage which only lasted one year, while Woods has been linked to actors Edward Norton and Mickey Rourke.

In the meantime, other celebrities have also been battling with the swine flu. Harry Potter star Rupert Grint was one of the first to contract the disease earlier last year. Since then, sufferers have included Melissa Auf Der Maur and indie-pop band Kasabian, Chart Attack reported.

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