Bones has abruptly shut down production due to a possible outbreak of swine flu, the show’s creator, Hart Hanson, announced via Twitter.

“First time in Bones history we are shut down from production,” Hanson tweeted. “Damn swine flu! That’s gonna cut into Christmas hiatus.”

A show spokesperson confirms that among those sidelined is leading man David Boreanaz, although it’s unclear if he actually has the H1N1 bug. “David is out with the flu and the show shut down today since he was in every scene,” says the rep. “We hope to resume production tomorrow.”

Hanson later clarified via Twitter that “there is no indication that Boreanaz has swine flu. We expect him back tomorrow. I’m now going out to get swine flu myself in atonement.”

Get well soon, David (whatever it is that ails you)!