Bryan Cranston revealed on Thursday that he was sickened by COVID-19 and has already recovered.
The Breaking Bad star, 64, said he had the disease “not long ago” in a video shot outside a blood and plasma donation center.
The actor filmed himself donating his plasma containing antibodies while urging his 2.5 million subscribers to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously and to follow precautions to slow the spread.
Good deed: Bryan Cranston, 64, revealed in an Instagram video Thursday that he had had COVID-19 and had already recovered when he was about to donate plasma to help other people in the need
Cranston appeared with battered hair and a surgical mask as he stood outside a UCLA donation center, although he jokingly clarified that he was there to donate plasma and do not browse the nearby marijuana dispensary.
“I wanted to announce that I had COVID-19… not too long ago. Very lucky and very mild symptoms. And so I thought maybe I could do something, ”he began.
The Malcolm In The Middle star then walked inside the donation center as he was already in the donation chair.
The phlebotomist with him explained that the collected blood was placed in a centrifuge, which would divide the fluid into red blood cells, platelets and plasma.
Look at the prize: Cranston had worn out hair and a mask as he stood outside a UCLA donation center, although he jokingly clarified that he was not there for the neighboring dispensary
Opening: “I wanted to announce that I had COVID-19… not too long ago. Very lucky and very mild symptoms. And so I thought maybe I could do something, ”he started before donating.
Minimally invasive: her blood was centrifuged to remove only plasma containing antibodies, then the blood and platelets were returned to her body
Cranston’s plasma is expected to contain antibodies that the body uses to fight the coronavirus, but the blood and platelets could be returned to his body.
The initial stick was finished in second and he wrote, “The whole process takes about an hour, thank God for the old movies! as he settles down to watch the 1957 classic A Face In The Crowd.
The phlebotomist returned at the end of the donation to show the two thick bags of cloudy amber liquid containing the actor’s plasma.
“Remember to wash your hands, walk away and wear a mask! he warned at the end of his clip.
While using plasma from recovered patients is not considered an easy solution for others with COVID-19, it may provide some relief and speed their recovery.
His video was released as coronavirus cases in California and several US states increase and more than 150,000 Americans have died from the virus.
“Remember to wash your hands, walk away and wear a mask! he warned at the end of his clip
New movie: Cranston has already completed filming of Disney film The One And Only Ivan before pandemic shutdowns start
Also on Thursday, President Donald Trump urged Americans who had recovered from COVID-19 to donate their plasma in hopes of helping others during a visit to American Red Cross headquarters .
Cranston’s last big film project was the Breaking Bad El Camino sequel, which premiered on Netflix last year.
He has already completed his work on the upcoming Disney film The One And Only Ivan, in which he plays a man who takes in a young gorilla named Ivan (voiced by Sam Rockwell) and has him appear on a tourist show, before he is cast. ‘Ivan does escape from captivity. in search of his younger sister.
Although many theaters are closed in the United States, the film will bypass them due to the coronavirus pandemic and will premiere on the Disney + streaming service on August 21.
Coming Soon: He plays a trainer who puts a young gorilla named Ivan on stage for tourists, though Ivan escapes to find his younger sister. The film will be released at Disney + on August 21