Antonio Banderas Announces He Has Tested Positive for COVID-19
Jon Arvedon
Antonio Banderas revealed he has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19).
"Greetings to you all. I want to make public that today, 10th of August, I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday in quarantine after being tested positive for COVID-19, caused by coronavirus," Banderas tweeted (translated from Spanish). "I would like to add that I'm relatively fine, just a little bit more tired than usual and confident to recover as soon as possible following the medical indications that I hope will allow me to overcome the infectious process that I suffer and that people is affecting around the planet."
"I will take advantage of this isolation to read, write and rest, continue making plans to begin to give meaning to my newly released 60 years to which came loaded with desire and illusion," he continued. "Big hug to everyone."
Banderas is the latest high-profile to celebrity to reveal they've been diagnosed with the coronavirus. Others in this list include Idris Elba, Tom Hanks and Bryan Cranston.
Notably, Banderas suffered a heart attack in 2017, and while he claimed it wasn't serious, he was forced to undergo heart surgery to have three stents placed in his arteries.
Banderas' next major project is an undisclosed role in Sony Pictures' Uncharted.
Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Uncharted also stars Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, Sophia Ali and Tati Gabrielle. The film arrives in theaters July 16, 2021.