US actor Bryan Cranston, winner of the award for Best Actor in a Play for 'Network', poses in the press room during the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (AFP/Angela Weiss)
Emmy-winning Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston disclosed on Thursday that he had recovered from mild symptoms of COVID-19 and donated his plasma in the hopes that his antibodies would help others with the disease.
Wearing a face mask, Cranston revealed the news in an Instagram video in which he documented the donation process at a blood and plasma center run by the University of California at Los Angeles.
Hi. About now you’re probably feeling a little tied down, restricting your mobility and like me, you’re tired of this!! Well, I just want to encourage you to have a little more patience. I was pretty strict in adhering to the protocols and still... I contracted the virus. Yep. it sounds daunting now that over 150,000 Americans are dead because of it. I was one of the lucky ones. Mild symptoms. I count my blessings and urge you to keep wearing the damn mask, keep washing your hands, and stay socially distant. We can prevail - but ONLY if we follow the rules together. Be well - Stay well. BC
Cranston said he had experienced mild symptoms including a slight headache, tightness in the chest and loss of his sense of taste and smell.
"I was one of the lucky ones," Cranston wrote. "I count my blessings and urge you to keep wearing the damn mask, keep washing your hands, and stay socially distant."
Cranston won multiple Emmy Awards his role as a meth-making chemistry teacher on TV drama Breaking Bad from 2008 to 2013.
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