Bryan Cranston Reflects On His Ongoing Battle With COVID-19
Bryan Cranston revealed that he hasn't completely recovered after being contracted with the coronavirus. The 64-year-old actor recently appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and disclosed his ongoing struggle with the COVID-19.
While the actor appreciated being recovered successfully from the novel virus, the virus's lingering effects are still hampering the star. The actor revealed that he got contracted along with his wife, Robin Dearden, in March. However, they both have recovered, but the actor can't smell or taste like before.
Cranston jokingly said that he didn't want to miss out on the virus because he and his wife both got it at the earlier stage. He continued his witty sense of humor to tell the story of the contraction. The actor further said that his wife got the virus first, and then she gave it to him because they share.
Although Cranston noted that they were surprised because they just heard about it coming but didn't know it would happen all of a sudden. While the Malcom in the Middle star started to explain the virus contraction in a funny way, the interview became serious as he began to describe the painful journey.
The actor said that they both had body aches, but it wasn't enough. Cranston appeared on Ellen DeGeneres' talk show to promote his upcoming series Your Honor said that he had a fever for three hours straight. Moreover, after dealing with 99-degree temperature, the actor faced exhaustion for a week.
The Breaking Bad fame said that he was ill for almost ten days. However, he soon became fine, but there was one thing that lingered to date: the ability to smell and taste properly.
"I think about 75 percent has come back, but if someone was brewing coffee and I walk into a kitchen, I cannot smell it," the actor told the comedian. Throughout the interview, the actor seemed to be in high spirits and said that he is absolutely fortunate to not have a severe contraction.
Although the actor was contracted in March, he revealed his contraction in July through social media. Cranston disclosed that he was donating plasma and wrote an encouraging message in the caption. The actor said that everyone must be feeling tied down like him as their mobility has been restricted, but he asked everyone to be patient. He further admitted that he was tested positive for COVID-19 even after following the protocols.