Antonio Banderas Announces Coronavirus Diagnosis

Antonio Banderas, 60, tests positive for coronavirus

A birthday is normally a cause for celebration, and nearly always leads to parties with loved ones, cake, and a bit of singing.

Spanish actor Antonio Banderas announced on his 60th birthday on Monday that he was in quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus but was feeling "relatively well".

"I want to make it public that today, August 10, I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday in quarantine, having tested positive for the COVID-19 disease, caused by the coronavirus".

"I want to make it public that today, August 10, I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday in quarantine, having tested positive for the COVID-19 disease, caused by the coronavirus", the Pain and Glory star tweeted in Spanish. The star revealed his diagnosis via Twitter in Spanish, saying that he has been experiencing COVID-19 symptoms that thankfully seem to be on the milder side. Big hugs to everyone.

At 60, Banderas remains one of the most beloved actors in the world.

Earlier this year, Banderas was nominated for the Academy Award for best actor for his performance in Pedro Almodóvar's "Pain & Glory".

"Dear Antonio, good cheer, good luck and, in any case, even if the circumstances are not the best to celebrate anything, I hope you have the best possible birthday", said Spanish actor Santi Rodriguez. Everyone at ScreenCrush wishes Banderas a speedy recovery (and happy birthday).

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