Tuesday, February 8, 2005

Even TV Doctors Get The Flu

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Playing a TV doctor can be a sick experience – especially when you get the flu.

That’s what happened recently to actor John C. McGinley, who plays Dr. Perry Cox on the NBC sitcom, Scrubs.

McGinley tries to stay as healthy as possible during the cold and flu season but he suffered a bad case a few weeks ago and ended up getting everyone else on the show sick as dogs.

Although he felt like he was on his deathbed, he brags, “I didn’t miss a day of work.”

It doesn’t help that the show is filmed in what McGinley refers to as “a defunct hospital that’s a terribly enclosed space” but the actor blames his sickness on the flu vaccine shortage.

Now that McGinley is better from the flu, he’s trying to help others avoid his misery. Later today (Feb. 8), he will be in the No. 1 U.S. city for respiratory infections – Anaheim, California – handing out orange juice and health tips to people to help them ward off the flu in the future.

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