Brian Littrell and Swine Flu

Brian Littrell photo

Are you a Backstreet Boys fan? If you are, then here’s bad news for you. Brian Littrell (picture above) has been diagnosed with the swine flu. The crew has just returned from Tokyo and as a preventive measure, the members of the band were prescribed Tamiflu.

Due to this unfortunate turn of events, the crew had to cancel their appearance at New York’s Hard Rock Café for the Pinktober event. The group also canceled their performance on CBS’ Early Show Tuesday morning. This also came amid the release of their new album “This Is Us”.

“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” Littrell says. “I hope we can come back soon and do everything we can to help.”