LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Bryan Cranston says he contracted and recovered from COVID-19 and has donated his plasma because it contains antibodies.
The actor best known for playing Walter White in AMC’s “Breaking Bad” made the announcement in a video posted to Instagram on Thursday.
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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 recorded himself inside UCLA Blood & Platelet Center in Los Angeles making the plasma donation. He says he was infected with the new coronavirus “quite early on” and had mild symptoms including a slight headache, tightness in his chest and loss of taste and smell.
Cranston urged his followers to wear a mask, wash their hands and practice social distancing.