Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston has opened up about his recovery from Covid-19 which has left him struggling to taste or smell months after his diagnosis.
Bryan contracted the illness in March, and while he said he is mostly in good health, he admitted he is still feeling some of the effects of the virus.
He told Ellen DeGeneres this week: ‘The only thing that lingered, and still is to this day, is I lost a percentage of my ability to taste and smell.
‘I think about 75% has come back, but if someone was brewing coffee, and I walk into a kitchen, I cannot… smell it.’
The 64-year-old, whose wife Robin Dearden contracted Covid-19 before he did, was ill for about 10 days.
He went on: ‘We had a few days of achiness, but not enough to keep you in bed.
‘I had a temperature of 99 for about three hours, and then just exhaustion for a week after that.’
Bryan, whose classic family comedy Malcolm in the Middle is now on All4, joked that he and Robin got the virus early because they ‘didn’t want to miss out.’
The actor previously insisted he felt lucky to have only experienced mild symptoms, adding that he didn’t open up about the illness right away because Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson had shared their own diagnoses.
He explained: ‘It was early on in March. Just around the same time that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson got it, my wife and I got it.
‘They came out with it right away, and I thought, “That’s great. There’s no need for another celebrity to say, “Hey, I got it too.” So I just kept it quiet.
‘We were very lucky. So many people are suffering desperately from this. My wife and I had a week of extreme exhaustion and some body aches, a little dry cough. And then it was gone.’
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