Brian Cox has revealed that he has contracted coronavirus.
The actor, 74, said he believed he caught the deadly virus while working in London before Christmas, during an appearance on the Late Late Show on Wednesday.
Brian said he was an unconscious carrier of the virus and only found out he had the antibodies after seeing his doctor for a blood test due to his diabetes.
Speaking: Succession actor Brian Cox revealed he had contracted coronavirus
Discussing his experience with host James Corden on the show, which is back in the studio for the first time since the lockdown, Brian explained that his main symptom was “sneezing attacks.”
Sneezing is currently not listed as one of the symptoms of Covid-19, and patients generally need to be careful with a high fever and continuous cough.
Brian, who recently landed an Emmy nod for his role as media mogul Logan Roy, said, “The problem is, I never felt anything. “
Claims: The actor, 74, said he believed he caught the deadly virus while working in London before Christmas, during an appearance on the Late Late Show on Wednesday.
“For about four days, I had these attacks of sneezing, just sneezing.
“The doctor told me that three of his patients also had these (sneezing) attacks and that it is an unknown symptom of COVID. “
Brian revealed that he felt the “unknown” symptom after returning from London, where he was conducting a play with his wife Nicole Ansari-Cox.
He recalls experiencing fatigue as well, but revealed that he attributed this to the jet lag of the trip.
Brian is one of a host of celebrities who have spoken out about their experience, including Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Lena Dunham, and Alyssa Milano.
The star recently detailed life on lockdown as he isolated himself in New York City with his wife Nicole and their two sons, Orson, 18, and Torin, 15.
In a pre-recorded interview with Lorraine Kelly from his cabin in the Big Apple in May, Brian admitted that he found homeschooling “difficult” because he “is not at home most of the time” .
The screen star also said her beloved partner was “keeping me at home” because he was in the risk category of people most vulnerable to COVID-19 due to his diabetes.
Brian, who received the Best Actor award at the Golden Globes, normally leads a particularly busy lifestyle, but has been forced into quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic.
While teaching his two youngest sons, the thespian confessed that he found the process difficult.
The TV and movie star said: “They’re tough, not easy, it’s tough for them. We need to do home schooling.
“I have to put my young boy to bed because he always wakes up late in his video chats. I didn’t expect this, most of the time I’m not around, so fatherhood was imposed on me late in life.
“Fatherhood was forced on me”: Brian admitted he found homeschooling “difficult” because he “is not at home most of the time” (pictured with his sons in 2015)
Doting: The screen star also said her partner was ‘keeping me home’ because he was in the risk category of people most vulnerable to COVID-19 due to his diabetes (pictured in January)
Showing the presenter in his cabin as he moved his laptop, Brian, who also shares daughter Margaret and actor son Alan, 49, with ex-wife Caroline Burt, insisted he made sure to take extra precautions to stay safe.
He explained: “I am in a rural environment, my house is downstairs near the trees. I have diabetes so I am at high risk, my wife keeps me home, be sure to wash your hands!
The Scotsman also expressed his gratitude to the NHS, saying: ‘I have been here in New York for ten weeks. Without the caregivers, we would be lost. We need to make sure that their stress is minimized.
“It’s not easy”: teaching his two youngest sons, the thespian admitted that he found the process difficult
The media personality has received critical acclaim for her portrayal of media mogul Logan Roy in HBO’s Succession.
As to whether the show’s third series will go into production in the coming months, a shy Brian said, “He’s grown up. The first series was great, the second was fantastic.
“If we get the third set… well I would have to kill someone if I said what’s going to happen because they’re still keeping it top secret.”
Impressive: The media personality has received critical acclaim for his portrayal of media mogul Logan Roy in HBO’s Estate (pictured)
“I don’t know if COVID will come in, are we going to refer to that time frame that we have now, or are we going to recognize it? There is a paradigm shift between what is live and what you can watch right now.
The father of four currently plays in an online pilot episode of Little Room – a murder mystery series filmed during the lockdown.
While filming the series from home, Brian said: ‘I have to do this, I’m owned by HBO, I had no idea it was just an online pilot. I ask my wife to speak for me because I’m too shy haha.
The pilot project was created with the aim of raising funds for freelance film and television writers in the UK and USA.
Coy: As to whether the third series in the series will go into production in the coming months, Brian said, “Well, I should kill someone if I said what’s going to happen because they’re still keeping it top secret. “