Rupert Grint who plays Ronald Weasley in the Harry Potter films is reportedly recovering from a "mild bout" of the Swine Flu. According to his publicist, Rupert took a few days off from filming the 7th and final movie in the series - Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows and will be well enough to attend the much anticipated world premiere of The Half Blood Prince in the London on Tuesday.
Yikes! This is the first case of "celebrity" swine flu (or H1N1 Virus as it is known called here in Canada) that I have heard of. Considering that the latest reports say there are over 77,000 cases worldwide, including over 300 deaths, I guess it was just a matter of time. This isalso taking place amid reports that the number of cases that are resistant to Tamiflu (the main drug being used to combat the flu) is on the increase.
I am glad he is okay and he is apparently already back at work on Deathly Hallows. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince open here in Vancity on July 15th.