Billy Johnson got sick in Mexico, but it wasn’t swine flu.

Billy Johnson does not have swine flu. So, everyone, please stop asking the drummer for Shots Fired and Paper Cities about it. Johnson and his girlfriend, Alia Castaneda, flew to Play del Carmen, Mexico, on April 26, just before the paranoia about a swine flu pandemic took over the media.

“I was spraying out both ends one day, because I think I had a glass of water,” Johnson laughed.

But in the course of their five-night stay south of the border, the couple did not encounter anyone with swine flu. “When we arrived, I didn’t even know anything was going on,” Johnson said. “By the time we left, some people had started wearing the masks.”

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