Lin-Manuel Miranda Diagnosed With Shingles, Quarantined From Baby Son - NBC10 Boston

Lin-Manuel Miranda Diagnosed With Shingles, Quarantined From Baby Son

The "Hamilton" creator tweeted Thursday that what he thought was just "the worst migraine ever" turned out to be the shingles.

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    This March 4, 2018, file photo shows Lin-Manuel Miranda in Beverly Hills, California.

    Lin-Manuel Miranda revealed Thursday that has been diagnosed with shingles, a day after tweeting that he had one of the worst migraines of his life. 

    "This isn't a migraine, it's shingles!" Miranda tweeted. "Caught it early, quarantined away from the baby, in a Phantom mask until further notice."

    Severe headaches are often a symptom of the viral infection that causes a painful rash, which can occur anywhere on the body. The disease is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which also causes chickenpox and is highly contagious.

    On Friday, Miranda continued to joke about wearing a phantom mask with his Twitter followers giving updates on his health and comments on the articles about him in the news.