Actor Hugh Laurie is "excited" about his new winter cold - because he has never had one before.
The House star insists he has baffled doctors for 50-plus years because he has never had a sniffle - but now he's ill.
Appearing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday (28Feb11), Laurie was visibly sick and explained, "It's the first cold of my whole life.
"I'm excited about it because for so many years I believed that I didn't get colds because, basically, nothing could live in this body. I was so addled with booze and cigarettes... but it appears I have curb appeal after all.
"I don't know how I got it. The whole thing is so novel that I feel like I've sort of rejoined the human race... I'm hoping to string it out."