Breaking Bad Star Bryan Cranston Reveals Recovery From Covid-19, Donates Plasma

Carla Harmon
August 1, 2020

Breaking Bad headliner Bryan Cranston has revealed in an Instagram post that he had COVID-19 - he was "lucky" to have only mild symptoms - and that he's now recovered.

On his IG account today, the actor shared how he was among the individuals in the United States of America who had been working hard at following the appropriate protocols to avoid catching COVID-19.

"About now you're probably feeling a little tied down, restricting your mobility and like me, you're exhausted of this!" said Cranston in an Instagram caption.

Bryan Cranston revealed the news in an Instagram video in which he documented the donation process at a blood and plasma centre. "I contracted the virus", Cranston wrote in the lengthy caption of his video PSA.

"It sounds daunting now that over 150,000 Americans are dead because of it", he said.

However he went on to admit he felt "lucky" after only experiencing mild symptoms. He also detailed his COVID-19 symptoms, which included a slight headache, tightness in the chest and complete loss of taste and smell. "So I thought maybe there's something I can do, so I started a program [at UCLA Blood and Platelet Center] so hopefully the plasma donation can help some other people". "I was one of the lucky ones... We can prevail - but ONLY if we follow the rules together".

When shown the bags of collected plasma, Cranston says: "Beautiful. liquid gold".

During the hour-long donation process, Cranston wore a surgical face mask and passed the time by watching an old black-and-white movie called A Face in the Crowd.

"I'll be sure to come back and give more", wrote Cranston, on the video.

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