Swedish actress Malin Akerman kicked off 2015 with a nasty bout of food poisoning.

The Watchmen star has revealed she spent the first days of the new year battling ill health after being struck down with an upset stomach and a flu virus.

She took to her Facebook.com page on Friday (09Jan15) to tell fans she is feeling better and even indulged in a Swedish Marabou chocolate bar.

She writes, "Nothing like a little taste of Sweden after 5 days of food poisoning and the flu to make me feel better! Marabou..."