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Bryan Cranston Reveals Why He Hid Coronavirus Diagnoses

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Bryan Cranston (Jean-Baptiste Lacroix/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 12 August 2020 01:41 PM

Actor Bryan Cranston is opening up about his coronavirus diagnosis and why he chose to keep it a secret all this time. The "Breaking Bad" star and his wife, Robin Dearden, were both diagnosed with the virus earlier this year when the U.S. economy first began to shut down, but they chose to keep the news private. Cranston has since gone public and shared what it was like to recover from COVID-19 in an interview on "Live With Kelly and Ryan."

"I didn't think that the world needed another celebrity saying, 'Hey, I had it!' so I just didn't say anything and went about my way," the 64-year-old explained, according to Fox News.

Cranston decided to reveal his diagnosis last month on social media

"I was one of the lucky ones," he wrote in an Instagram post along with a video showing him donating blood at the UCLA Blood & Platelet Center. "Mild symptoms. I count my blessings and urge you to keep wearing the damn mask, keep washing your hands, and stay socially distant."

Having made a full recovery, Cranston and Dearden decided to meet up with Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, who both tested positive for the virus in March, to swap stories.

"When they came back, the four of us had dinner together and we looked at each other and said, 'I think we can do this because we all had it, we're all not infected anymore,' and at the time we thought, 'Oh, we can't get it again,'" Cranston said.

"Now that is still uncertain, but if it is possible to be reinfected, I can fight it off," he added.

Cranston concluded the interview by urging viewers to donate their plasma.

"If any of you watching now had it and got through it ... if you can consider giving plasma to your local blood bank, it will help many, many people," he said.

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Actor Bryan Cranston is opening up about his coronavirus diagnosis and why he chose to keep it a secret all this time. The "Breaking Bad" star and his wife, Robin Dearden, were both diagnosed with the virus earlier this year when the U.S. economy first began to shut down, but they...
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