Spanish actor Antonio Banderas, the recipient of numerous accolades including Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe, announced on 10 August, his 60th birthday that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
Hollywood actor shared a statement on social media, along with one of his own baby photos:
“Hello everyone, I want to make public that today, August 10, I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday following quarantine, having tested positive with Covid-19 disease.”
The Academy Award-winning actor, who was in the middle of filming the comedy ‘Official Competition’ with Penélope Cruz, added:
“I would like to add that I am relatively okay, just a little more tired than usual and confident that I will recover as soon as possible following the medical indications, which I hope will allow me to overcome the infection that is affecting people around the planet.”
Banderas concluded his words as follows:
“I will take advantage of this isolation to read, write and rest, and continue making plans to begin to give meaning to my newly released 60 years, to which I arrive loaded with desire and hope. A big hug to everyone.”
See below to find the Tweet written in Spanish and translated to English by CNN.
Quiero contaros lo siguiente… pic.twitter.com/u579iBVLM0
— Antonio Banderas (@antoniobanderas) August 10, 2020