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Marilyn Manson contracts swine flu

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Ok, he didn't do it on purpose. But it's still an amusing twist of fate for the deposed shock rocker, who once strutted around the music charts in face breasts and greasepaint.

Head below the jump for the details. We won't keep you in suspense though--he didn't get it by fucking a pig.

The official story:

The goth rocker revealed via his Facebook earlier this week (September 21) that he has caught H1N1.

"So I have officially been diagnosed, by a real doctor, with THE SWINE FLU," he 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. M."

Poor guy.

Thank God he'll pull through--we've been anxiously awaiting his next half-assed, boredly anti-religion album. We'll hand it to him--his first three albums are still in our CD changer. But even he seems to have become bored with his own shtick now. I mean, did you listen to The high End of Low?

Yeah. Didn't think so. Neither did we.