Spanish actor Antonio Banderas tested positive for coronavirus in Malaga on the occasion of his 60th birthday.
Banderas, who is best known for his roles in Desperado and The Mask of Zorro, announced his diagnosis on social media.
The actor revealed he is spending the day in quarantine and said he is experiencing symptoms of fatigue.
The 60-year-old is best known for his roles in Desperado and The Mask of Zorro
Banderas reassured fans that he expects a full recovery in the near future.
It is not known where the Madrid-born actor contracted the coronavirus, but, translated from Spanish, his post read: ‘I feel relatively good, just a little more tired than usual ”.
He said he was “confident that I will be cured as soon as possible” from the “infectious process that I suffer from and which affects so many people around the world”.
His diagnosis comes just days after celebrating his girlfriend Nicole Kimpel’s 39th birthday in Malaga.
The actor added that he would spend his time in seclusion focusing on reading, writing and rest.
He said he “would continue to make plans to begin to make sense of my newly released 60 years which I come to full of desire and enthusiasm.”
Rising cases: Spain has seen a sharp rise in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, as this graph shows, while France, Germany and Italy have also seen a rise in new infections
It is not known where Banderas currently resides. He has homes in Spain, the United States and near Surrey in England.
The actor’s work with Pedro Almodovar made him a star in Spain, before pop star Madonna introduced him to Hollywood.
He has carved out an illustrious career for himself with huge blockbuster films including Philadelphia, Puss in Boots and Pain and Glory.
Banderas already suffered a heart attack in January 2017. He then underwent surgery to insert three stents into his arteries.
Spain is the hardest-hit country in Europe right now, with many of its neighbors, including Italy, Germany and the UK, recommending against going there.