Backstreet Boys’ Brian Litrell has Swine Flu

Monday, October 05, 2009
By Abbey Khan


Don’t expect to see the Backstreet Boys perform on the CBS Early Show tomorrow morning or at today’s NYC PINKTOBER Hard Rock CafĂ© signing as planned. Group member Brian Litrell has been diagnosed with the swine flu. Luckily, his bandmates Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and AJ McLean are not showing any symptoms but their doctor has prescribed Tamiflu to the group and their touring party, after returning to the U.S. from Tokyo.


Backstreet Boys were scheduled to perform their new single Straight Through My Heart on the the Early Show. “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” Litrell says. “I hope we can come back soon and do everything we can to help.”

Look for their new album This is Us, which comes out tomorrow, October 6th on Jive Records.

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