Emmy award-winning Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston disclosed on Thursday that he had recovered from gentle signs of Covid-19 and donated his plasma within the hopes that his antibodies would assist others with the illness.
Wearing a face masks, Cranston revealed the news in an Instagram video wherein he documented the donation course of at a blood and plasma centre run by the University of California at Los Angeles.
“I wanted to announce that I had COVID-19 a little while ago. Very lucky, very mild symptoms,” Cranston mentioned. “So I thought maybe there’s something I can do, so I started a program (at UCLA Blood and Platelet Center) so hopefully the plasma donation can help some other people,” he added.
Cranston mentioned he had skilled gentle signs together with a slight headache, tightness within the chest and lack of his sense of style and scent. “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,” the actor wrote. “I was one of the lucky ones… 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,” he added.
Cranston gained a number of Emmy Awards his position as a meth-making chemistry trainer on TV drama Breaking Bad from 2008 to 2013.