Antonio Banderas who has tested positive for Covid-19 on his 60th birthday on August 10, took to social media and revealed that he is “cured” of coronavirus after three weeks of strict self-quarantine measures.
He tweeted in spanish, “After 21 days of disciplinary confinement I can say now that today I overcame the Covid 19 infection. I am cured. My thoughts go to those who weren’t as fortunate as me, and to those who suffered more than I did. I also wish strength to the ones who are in the middle of the fight.”
The Pain and glory star shared that during his quarantine days that he will utilise his time in isolation “to read, write, rest and continue making plans to begin to give meaning to my 60 years, to which I arrive full of enthusiasm”.
Banderas had received his first-ever Academy Award nomination in the lead actor category for playing the role of a film director pondering his creative decline in Spanish auteur Pedro Almodovar’s Pain and Glory.
His other works include movies such as The Mask of Zorro, Once Upon a Time in Mexico and The Skin I Live In. He is set to be part of films like The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Uncharted and Official Competition.