‘Breaking Bad’ star Bryan Cranston says he’s recovered from COVID-19


FILE PHOTO: 73rd Annual Tony Awards – Arrivals – New York, US, 6/9/2019 – Bryan Cranston. REUTERS / Andrew Kelly / file photo

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Emmy-winning ‘Breaking Bad’ star Bryan Cranston revealed on Thursday that he has recovered from mild symptoms of COVID-19 and donated his plasma in hopes that his antibodies would help other people with the disease.

Wearing a face mask, Cranston revealed the news in an Instagram video in which he documented the donation process at a blood and plasma center run by the University of California, Los Angeles.

Cranston said he experienced mild symptoms, including a mild headache, tightness in his chest and loss of his sense of taste and smell.

“I was one of the lucky ones,” Cranston wrote. “I count my blessings and I urge you to keep wearing that damn mask, washing your hands and staying socially distant.

Cranston won multiple Emmy Awards for his role as a chemistry teacher in the production of methamphetamine in the “Breaking Bad” television series from 2008 to 2013.

Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Edited by Lincoln Feast.

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