Actor Brian Cranston has revealed that he contracted COVID-19. Now recovered, he is donating plasma to aid scientific research and is encouraging others to do so.
In Thursday’s Instagram post, the “Breaking Bad” star tried to boost the morale of people suffering from the disease.
“Right now you’re probably feeling a little bit tied up, limiting your mobility and like me, you’re tired of this,” he wrote, “Well, let me show you a little more patience.” I was very strict in following the protocol and even now … I contracted the virus. “
In the post, Cranston said he was “one of the lucky ones” because he had only mild symptoms.
“I was one of the lucky ones,” he wrote. “I count my blessings and urge you to wear a damn mask, wash your hands, and stay away socially. We can prevail – but only if we follow the rules together. Well Live by – live well.
In a two-minute video accompanying his post, Cranston can be seen donating plasma to the UCLA Blood and Platelet Center.
“I was sick long before coronovirus,” he said. “My symptoms were a slight headache, chest tightness and I had lost all taste and smell. Symptoms appear differently for everyone.
The UCLA nurse who assisted CCLston explained the plasma donation procedure, which takes about an hour. Cranston also said he plans to return soon to make another donation, and encouraged others who have the virus to do so.