Harry Potter's Rupert Grint sick with swine flu

Content provided by WENN.com, 07/05/2009

Rupert Grint is recovering after contracting swine flu on the set of the latest Harry Potter movie.

The British actor, who plays Ron Weasley in the wizard franchise, was forced to take time off from filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which is currently shooting in Britain, after he was diagnosed with the deadly virus.

Grint, 20, has now recovered and is ready to get back to work promoting the sixth movie in the franchise, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

His publicist says, "He has now recovered and is looking forward to joining his fellow cast members at the premieres this week and then return to filming directly afterwards. A spokesman for Rupert's doctor confirmed that Rupert is no longer contagious or at risk of infecting others. Other scenes were shot in his absence which did not require his involvement and thus filming was not disrupted."

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