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Antonio Banderas reveals he tested positive for COVID-19 on Twitter

The actor is recovering with mild symptoms.


Siobhan Ball

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 10, 2020   Updated on Aug 10, 2020, 12:39 pm CDT

Antonio Banderas joins the likes of Tom Hanks and Idris Elba as the latest celebrity to test positive for coronavirus, using his 60th birthday to inform his fans of his diagnosis via Twitter.

""  black and white photo of a small child smiling and screenshot of the statement that's translated below
Antonio Banderas

Banderas wrote about his diagnosis in Spanish. Below is an English translation of his tweet.

Greetings to you all.

I want to make public that today, August 10, I am obligated to celebrate my 60th birthday quarantining after having tested positive for the COVID-19 disease, caused by the coronavirus.

I would like to add that I find myself relatively well, just a little more tired than usual, and trusting that I’ll recover as soon as possible by following the medical directions that I hope will allow me to overcome this infectious process that I suffer and that’s affecting so many people around the planet.

I’m going to take advantage of this time alone to read, write, rest, and keep making plans to give weight to these 60 years of age, which I arrive at with extra energy and hope.

Sending you all a big hug.

Keen to reassure his fans, the actor reports that his symptoms are mild, and that he intends to take the time in quarantine to self-reflect and plan for the future.

His fans wished him a recovery with stills and memes from some of his most well-known roles, including The Mask of Zorro and Assassins.

"Happy BIG 6-0! Best wishes and a very healthy recovery. #AntonioBanderas🎂" picture of him as Zorro and picture of Puss in Boots
"Wishing Antonio Banderas a happy 60th birthday and a healthy recovery after the news todayRed heart" image of Banderas in a pool
"Useless mask for fighting Corona virus.  Get well soon #AntonioBanderas" image of Banderas as Zorro

Admittedly some better than others.

"#AntonioBanderas has Covid? Nooo" gif of Puss in Boots from Shrek making big sad eyes
"#AntonioBanderas has COVID?" gif of man railing at something
"The rona got Puss on his birthdaySneezing face #AntonioBanderas" gif of Puss in Boots from Shrek saying "I hate Mondays" while he drinks milk at a bar


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*First Published: Aug 10, 2020, 12:38 pm CDT