Actor Bryan Cranston has revealed that he has contracted COVID-19. Now recovering, he is donating plasma to aid scientific research and encouraging others to do so.
In a post on Thursday on Instagram, the “Breaking Bad” star tried to boost the morale of those suffering from the disease.
“Around now you are probably feeling a little connected, limiting your mobility and like me, you are tired of it,” he wrote, adding, “Well, I just want to encourage you to have a little more patience. I was pretty strict in adhering to protocols and still… contracted the virus ”.
In the post, Cranston said he “was one of the lucky ones” because he only had mild symptoms.
“I was one of those lucky ones,”; he wrote. “I count my blessings and urge you to continue wearing the cursed mask, to continue to wash your hands and stay away from society. We can prevail – but ONLY if we follow the rules together. Be good – stay good. “
In the two-minute video that accompanied his post, Cranston can be seen at the UCLA Blood and Plate Center donating plasma.
“I got sick with the coronavirus very early,” he added. “My symptoms were a slight headache, chest tightness and I lost every taste and smell. The symptoms appear different for everyone as it seems.”
The UCLA nurse who assisted Cranston explained the plasma donation process, which takes about an hour. Cranston also said he plans to return soon to make another donation, and encouraged others who have had the virus to do so.