Our favorite man with a ukulele tells us he has been quarantined for contracting the H1N1 virus. In other words, Jens Lekman has the Swine Flu! It’s not a great souvenir from his trip to South America, but we’re hoping he gets through it all right.
After telling an Air France stewardess, “I’m not feeling well, I should see a doctor,” and fainting in the bathroom, Lekman has stayed positive. He reports, “I can see the summer through my window and it’s just perfect. Summer is always best through a window.” See how’s he really doing in his blog post below!
Via Jen’s Lekman blog, Small Talk:
I picked home one last souvenir from South America, it’s called the H1N1 virus. Wrongfully known as the Swineflue.
I was crossing the Atlantic when things started getting really bad, the fever was hallucinogenic and shaking me like a leaf and I grabbed the sleeve of the Air France steward. “I’m not feeling well, I should see a doctor” I said and the reply came as a brilliant mix of death anxiety and french rudeness: “Uh, yes… Terminal D… go there maybe… when we land”. After that the stewards and stewardesses took long detours. A ring of empty seats formed around me. Peoples eyes were kind but determined, they read “Poor you, I really wish you all the best but if you come near me or my kid I will have to stab you with this plastic fork”. I got up and went to the bathroom where I fainted.
Now I’m in quarantine for ten days. I can see the summer through my window and it’s just perfect. Summer is always best through a window.