A lot of people have probably called Marilyn Manson a pig before, and now he has a disease that has spread from pigs to humans. Yes, Manson has swine flu.
"So I have officially been diagnosed, by a real doctor, with THE SWINE FLU," Manson wrote on his MySpace blog on Monday.
Of course, Manson couldn't resist getting a shot in at his former girlfriend(s) (Evan Rachel Wood, anyone?) when making the announcement to the world.
"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."
It's not known whether Manson's swine flu will result in any cancellations, but maybe it's to blame for the shitty reviews his performances in support of the recently released The High End Of Low have been getting lately.
Manson isn't the only musician to contract swine flu this year. Melissa Auf Der Maur came down with the disease this summer, as did Kasabian and Jens Lekman.
Manson will play these dates (with a bucket placed strategically at his feet?):
Sept. 22 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Sept. 23 Quebec City, QC @ Agora
Sept. 25 Halifax, NS @ Metro Centre
Sept. 26 Moncton, NB @ Coliseum
Oct. 5 Perth, Australia @ Challenge Stadium
Oct. 7 Adelaide, Australia @ Thebarton Theatre
Oct. 10 Melbourne, Australia @ Festival Hall
Oct. 14 Sydney, Australia @ Hordern Pavilion
Oct. 17 Brisbane, Australia @ Brisbane Entertainment Centre
Nov. 6 Malmo, Sweden @ Malmo Arena
Nov. 9 Stockholm, Sweden @ The Globe
Nov. 11 Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall Arena
Nov. 12 St. Petersburg, Russia @ New Arena
Nov. 13 Moscow, Russia @ B1 Club
Nov. 15 Riga, Latvia @ Arena
Nov. 17 Warsaw, Poland @ Stodola
Nov. 18 Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrome
Nov. 19 Cologne, Germany @ Palladium
Nov. 21 Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle
Nov. 23 Frankfurt, Germany @ Jahrhunterthalle
Nov. 24 Munich, Germany @ Zenith
Nov. 26 Treviso, Italy @ Palaverde
Nov. 27 Milan, Italy @ Palasharp
Nov. 29 Toulouse, France @ Zenith De Toulouse
Dec. 1 Lisbon, Portugal @ Campo Pequeno
Dec. 3 Madrid, Spain @ Palacio De Los Deportes De Comunidad De Madrid
Dec. 4 Barcelona, Spain @ Palau Sant Jordi
Dec. 6 Lille, France @ Le Zenith De Lille
Dec. 7 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Heineken Music Hall
Dec. 9-10 London, England @ O2 Academy Brixton
Dec. 13 Birmingham, England @ O2 Academy Birmingham
Dec. 14 Manchester, England @ Manchester Academy
Dec. 15 Glasgow, Scotland @ O2 Academy Glasgow
Dec. 17 Nottingham, England @ Trent FM Arena
Dec. 18 Antwerp, Belgium @ Lotto Arena
Dec. 20 Luxembourg, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
Dec. 21 Paris, France @ Le Zenith De Paris