Swine Flu Hits The Backstreet Boys, Brian Posts Sniffly Video

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If you think you’ve seen Brian Littrell look better than he does in the photo of him and his fellow Backstreet Boys taken in Tokyo last week, it might be because of…impending swine flu! The Boys have so far had to cancel a NY concert and a scheduled performance on CBS’ The Early Show this morning due to Littrell’s illness. “We were really looking forward to spending time with our closest fans and friends in NYC,” said Littrell. “I hope we can come back soon.” His compatriots will stay busy taking preventive TamiFlu and wishing their redundantly-titled album, This Is Us, well as it hits stores today.

Just in case fans didn’t believe his sick pass, Littrell posted a sniffly video to the band’s official YouTube Channel. “For the next three or four days, I gotta be out of the loop,” he whimpers. “I’m sorry that I couldn’t be there,  but my job right now is protect you guys from this.” And to get some sleep, Brian! You look horrible!

Check out the video after the jump.

Aww, he can barely keep his eyes open. Hopefully, the flu will quit playing games with his stomach before too long. We want Backstreet back, and all right!

[Photo: Getty Images]