'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston reveals he contracted coronavirus

'Keep Wearing the Damn Mask,' the actor warned.

Former Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has opened up about his experience with Coronavirus.

Taking to Instagram, the 64-year-old actor shared a video on Instagram and a statement in which he admitted he feels he's "one of the lucky ones" after overcoming the virus - which has claimed the lives of so many.

"Hi. About now you're probably feeling a little tied down, restricting your mobility and like me, you're tired of this!! Well, I just want to encourage you to have a little more patience," Cranston began his caption.

"I was pretty strict in adhering to the protocols and still... I contracted the virus. Yep. It sounds daunting now that over 150,000 Americans are dead because of it," Cranston continued.

"I was one of the lucky ones. Mild symptoms. I count my blessings and urge you to keep wearing the damn mask, keep washing your hands, and stay socially distant. We can prevail — but ONLY if we follow the rules. Be well — Stay well," Cranston added.


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In the footage on his social media, Bryan is seen standing outside UCLA Blood & Platelet Center - where  he said he decided to donate his plasma which contains COVID-19 antibodies to people whom are still struggling with the virus.

"This will help people recover faster and be used in scientific research studies about this virus," a message in the video.

Bryan also mentioned that he contracted coronavirus "quite early on" and his symptoms varied from a "slight headache", to a "tightness of chest" and even noticed he "lost all taste and smell."



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Bryan also then encouraged his followers, who have survived the virus, to also donate their plasma.

"Don't forget to wash your hands, social distance and weak a mask!" he reiterated at the end.

According to a New York Times database, there have been at least 4.4 million coronavirus cases in the U.S. and 151,974 deaths.

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