Antonio Banderas has confirmed that he has contracted coronavirus on his 60th birthday.
The Spanish actor, who is best known for his role in Mask of Zorro, took to Twitter today (Monday) to inform his fans of the news.
Plans for his 60th birthday have been put on hold following his diagnosis.
Translated from Spanish, he wrote: “I want to make public that today, August 10, I am forced to celebrate my 60th birthday following quarantine after having tested positive for the Covid-19 disease, caused by the coronavirus.”
Antonio reassured fans he was feeling OK but he admitted he was feeling a little more tired than usual.
However, the leading star was confident he will make a full recovery soon.
The global star expressed his sympathy to everyone whose lives have been impacted by coronavirus.
Instead Antonio said he will fill his days of isolation with reading, writing and resting.
He added: “I would like to add that I am relatively OK, just a little more tired than usual and confident to recover as soon as possible following the medical indications that I hope will allow me to overcome the infectious process that I suffer and that people is affecting around the planet.
“I will take advantage of this isolation to read, write and rest, continue making plans to begin to give meaning to my newly released 60 years to which came loaded with desire and illusion.
“Big hug to everyone.”