Hope you feel better soon, Jens!

Published on June 30th, 2009 by

Jens and the FeatherOf all the rotten luck: Jens Lekman has been quarantined for 10 days after contracting swine flu in South America.

Jens says he fell ill and experienced a hallucinogenic fever while on an Air France flight from South America to France and fainted in the plane bathroom.

In a June 27 post on his official blog, Jens says:

“I picked home one last souvenir from South America, it’s called the H1N1 virus. Wrongfully known as the swine flu.

“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. People’s 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.”

We hope you feel better soon, Jens!

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