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Lin-Manuel Miranda has shingles, quarantined from baby son

Lin-Manuel Miranda performs “Found Tonight” during the “March for Our Lives” rally in support of gun control in Washington on March 24, 2018. Miranda thought he had a migraine. But the Broadway star says its really shingles. (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)
Lin-Manuel Miranda performs “Found Tonight” during the “March for Our Lives” rally in support of gun control in Washington on March 24, 2018. Miranda thought he had a migraine. But the Broadway star says its really shingles. (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)
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NEW YORK – Lin-Manuel Miranda thought he had a migraine. It turns out the Broadway star really has shingles.

Miranda tweeted on Thursday that he had been diagnosed with shingles, saying he caught it early and that he had been quarantined from his 8-week-old son.

The Associated Press had reported that he also said on Twitter his ophthalmologist had blurred his eyes and that he was wearing a mask during treatment. But Miranda tweeted Friday that his mask reference and accompanying “Phantom of the Opera” gif were a joke, and his blurred eyes a part of his medical exam. He tweeted, “Sorry. I’m fine. Not wearing a mask.”

Miranda said he was staying with parents nearby.

The 38-year-old wrote the book, music and lyrics and starred in the Broadway smash “Hamilton.”

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