The Backstreet Boys canceled their NYC PINKTOBER Hard Rock Café signing due to Brian Littrell getting diagnosed with the swine flu. Brian’s bandmates Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and AJ McLean have seen a doctor and are not showing any symptoms. Their doctor has prescribed Tamiflu to the group and their touring party, who had just returned to the states from Tokyo, as a preventative measure.
The boy band’s promotion for their new album ‘This Is Us’, out Tuesday, was dealt additional blows with their CBS ‘Early Show’ performance getting canceled. The rest of the band’s promotional schedule for this week has not been determined.
“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 said. “I hope we can come back soon and do everything we can to help.”
Watch Brian’s message to fans apologizing for the situation below.