Brad Pitt has been diagnosed with a mild case of viral meningitis, after checking himself into Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Monday night complaining of flu-like symptoms. Viral meningitis is not life threatening and most patients recover within a week. Brad’s publicist, Cindy Guagenti, told reporters last night that her client was released yesterday afternoon. “The actor is at home and doing well,” she said, though declined to say if Brad contracted the illness while in Africa.
Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to be so famous that checking yourself into the hospital for the flu would require continuous news coverage. I might even feel sorry for the guy, except that he’s regarded as the sexiest man in the world, is in relations with the sexiest woman in the world, and is only a few steps away from finally conquering the world. He could probably start running over handicapped orphans for fun, and the courts would just laugh and say, “Who likes orphans, anyways? They have no parents!”