Melissa Rycroft, who parlayed an epic rejection on 'The Bachelor' to a successful run on 'Dancing With the Stars' earlier this year, has announced she has a case of the swine flu.

"I am indeed recovering from a bout of the H1N1 flu virus," Rycrof, 26, tells "Like most people who become infected, I thought I had a mild case of the common flu, but when my symptoms exacerbated, I immediately went to the hospital where I was diagnosed with H1N1 and given the proper medications to cure the infection."