The Poughkeepsie flu has claimed another victim. This time, it's Academy Award nominee, John Malkovich.

We've told you about this mysterious illness that seems to only affect the most successful musicians, comedians and celebrities that just so happen to have shows booked in the Hudson Valley.

For years we've noticed that these big acts seem to come down with the Poughkeepsie Flu just weeks before their shows are scheduled in our area, canceling their trip to the Hudson Valley. The good news is that the illness doesn't seem to last very long, with those artists able to bounce back and appear in other cities and towns the very next day.

One of the biggest symptoms of the Poughkeepsie Flu is something called a "schedule conflict." It's one of those ailments that can't immediately be fact-checked but sounds pretty serious.

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Last October comedian and actor David Cross came down with the Poughkeepsie Flu, canceling his show at the Bardavon due to one of these conflicts. Last month comedian Demetri Martin came down with the Poughkeepsie flu, which may or may not have also coincided with an actual illness.

This week we found out that Actor John Malkovich is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the Poughkeepsie Flu. The Emmy-winning actor was scheduled to appear at UPAC in Kingston on November 2. Malkovich was to perform in the play Just Call Me God, but those dreaded "conflicts in the actor’s film schedule" have caused the show to be canceled.

As with most cases of the Poughkeepsie Flu, there is no postponement. Tickets can be refunded at the point of purchase

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