Antonio Banderas has revealed some sad news to fans today, and he has opened up more about his symptoms...

Academy awarding-winning actor, Antonio Banderas, is one of Spain's most famous faces. 

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He's got a rather impressive big-screen resume under his belt.

The star has featured in several big Hollywood hits.

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Including the likes of Evita and Interview with the Vampire.

Although, he really rose to fame for playing Zorro in the eponymous film series.

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The 1998 flick was hailed as being the blockbuster of the summer at the time.

You may also recognize his voice from the Shrek franchise.

The star lends his voice to the infamous Puss in Boots.

Antonio has won numerous accolades for his work on the big screen.

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Including a Cannes Best Actor Award and nominations for a Tony Award, an Academy Award, 2 Primetime Emmy Awards, and five Golden Globe Awards, just to name a few.

But, today...

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Antonio revealed some sad news to fans.

The global pandemic has hit the world hard

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And we are still in the midst of lockdowns, quarantines, and social distancing measures.

The Black Lives Matter movement has been dominating headlines over the last few weeks...

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Which is exactly what should be happening, of course.

But it seems that many people have forgotten that a global pandemic has seized the entire world...

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And even though numbers of infections are steadily dropping in many countries, our country continues to be the worst affected.

There are currently over 5 million actives cases of the virus here in America.

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It just doesn't seem to be phasing people anymore.

Many individuals seem to be forgetting that the virus is passed on through close contact...

Such as coughing, sneezing, and touching things with your bare hands.

This is why many government officials have stressed the importance of wearing facemasks in public spaces...

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Because even though they can't protect a person fully from catching or spreading the virus, they lower that chance significantly.

In many parts of the world, it is now mandatory to wear a form of facial covering in public...

Including New York City.

But regardless of this...

The number of coronavirus cases continues to steadily rise, with many parts of the country even tightening lockdown restrictions yet again.

It just seems that many of us aren't learning...

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And more and more lives are being put at risk because of this.

Of course, healthcare workers are continuing to work harder than ever to save lives...

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And that's not just here in America... it's happening all around the world where infection rates continue to climb.

Today, news has emerged that actor, Antonio Banderas, has tested positive for the virus.

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The Spanish actor informed his fans of the news, which he received on his 60th birthday, on Twitter on Monday.

Antonio reassured fans he was feeling relatively okay.

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But he admitted he was feeling a little more tired than usual.

Translated from Spanish, he wrote:

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"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."

The star says he is confident he will make a full recovery.

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"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."

He also says he's going to be taking advantage of the isolation...

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"I will take advantage of this isolation to read, write, and rest, continue making plans to begin to give meaning to my newly released sixty years to which came loaded with desire and illusion. "Big hug to everyone."

Plans for his 60th birthday have been delayed following his positive test.

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We wish him all the best in his recovery!