Harry Potter Star Gets the Swine Flu

July 5, 2009 By:
Harry Potter Star Gets the Swine Flu

Harry Potter actor Rupert Grint has contracted swine flu, but don't worry, he's expected to make a full recovery and will attend the London premiere of the new Potter flick on Tuesday.

"It has just been confirmed that Rupert Grint has taken a few days out of filming due to a mild bout of swine flu," his publicist said in a statement Saturday.

"He has now recovered and is looking forward to joining his fellow cast members at the junket and premieres this week and will then return to filming directly afterwards," his publicist added.

Luckily he didn't miss out on too much work and the film crew was able to shoot scenes without him.

Phew that was a close call! Glad he's recovering well from it. Rupert's latest Harry Potter installment, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits theaters nationwide on July 17.