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Antonio Banderas Says He is Examined Optimistic For COVID-19 However Feels ‘Comparatively Properly’


Antonio Banderas is marking his 60th birthday in quarantine, telling followers he’s examined constructive for COVID-19. 

The Spanish actor, who has starred in “The Masks of Zorro” and “Evita,” opened up about his prognosis on each Twitter and Instagram Monday alongside a throwback photograph of himself as a baby. 

“Good day everybody, I need to make public that immediately, August 10, I’m pressured to have fun my 60th birthday following quarantine, having examined constructive for COVID-19,” Banderas wrote in Spanish. “I want to add that I really feel comparatively properly, just a bit extra drained than ordinary and assured that I’ll get better as quickly as attainable following the medical indications that I hope will permit me to beat the an infection I’m struggling that affects so many individuals across the planet.”

He added, “I’ll reap the benefits of this isolation to learn, write, relaxation and proceed planning to start to present that means to my not too long ago debuted 60 years, to which I arrive filled with need and enthusiasm. A giant hug to everybody.”

Banderas, who scored an Oscar nomination for “Ache and Glory” earlier this 12 months, joins a rising listing of A-list stars ― together with Tom Hanks and Idris Elba ― to check constructive for COVID-19 because it was declared a world pandemic. 

In 2017, the actor revealed he’d suffered a coronary heart assault. 

He later mentioned the expertise had influenced his efficiency as a movie director grappling with bodily and psychological illnesses in “Ache and Glory,” which additionally starred actor Penélope Cruz. 

“I had a coronary heart assault two and a half years in the past and it modified me in sure methods, yeah, and [director Pedro Almodóvar] detected that, and he noticed it, and he says, ‘You already know, don’t disguise this factor,’” he advised The Related Press final 12 months. 

“I knew precisely what he was speaking about, as a result of after you’ve got a coronary heart assault you obtain a whole lot of info on what life is all about that could be very troublesome to explain in phrases, but it surely simply arrange a brand new method of understanding life itself,” he added. “You turn out to be extra uncooked. You remove stuff you thought have been vital in your life, you erase them out of your life.”