Happy 60th, Antonio Banderas, the Pandemic Got You a 'Gift'

Actor confirms he has COVID-19, is confident he'll recover, going to take some time to read and rest
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 10, 2020 9:36 AM CDT
On His 60th, Antonio Banderas Says He's Got COVID-19
Antonio Banderas arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Antonio Banderas is the latest celebrity to test positive for COVID-19, the actor confirms via Instagram. The revelation comes on a big day for the Spaniard: "I wanted to make it public that today, 10 August, I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday in quarantine, after testing positive for the disease Covid-19, caused by the coronavirus.” Banderas says he's feeling "relatively well, just a bit more tired than usual," and that he's confident of a recovery "as soon as possible." Meanwhile, on deck: reading, writing, resting, and making plans for the future. (Read more Antonio Banderas stories.)

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