Actor Bryan Cranston revealed today a recent period with COVID-19, posting a video on Instagram of himself donating his plasma positive antibodies for research and encouraging people to wear a mask.
Bad fracture and Broadway network says the star in the video (see below) that he had COVID-19 “a little while ago” and that he had very mild symptoms (“mild headache, chest tightness and lost all taste and smell”).
In a message accompanying the video, Cranston writes:
Hi. Around now you are probably feeling a little connected, limiting your mobility and like me, you are tired of it !! Well, I just want to encourage you to have a little more patience. I was pretty strict in adhering to the protocols and again… contracted the virus. Yep. sounds scary now that over 150,000 Americans have died because of it. I was one of the lucky ones. Mild symptoms. I count my blessings and urge you to continue to wear the cursed mask, to continue to wash your hands, and to stay out of social distance. We can prevail – but ONLY if we follow the rules together. Be well – Stay well. BC
In the serious but very funny video, Cranston documents a recent visit to the UCLA Blood and Plasma Donation Center, where he donates plasma for research into the potential uses of coronavirus-positive antibody blood treatment. The process, he says, takes about an hour, which Cranston spent watching A face in the crowd playing Andy Griffith. “Oh yes,” he says as the film begins.
At the end of the video, a message appears saying, in part, “This is something you can do too.” The message on the screen ends: “Remember to wash your hands, social distance and wear a mask!”