Daniel Dae Kim Reveals Positive Coronavirus Test: “Ready For A Fight? I Am”
Hawaii 5-O and Misplaced alum Daniel Dae Kim stated on social media immediately that he has examined optimistic for the coronavirus and is speaking about his expertise.
In a video posted on Instagram (watch it under) and Fb from his residence in Hawaii, the actor and producer stated — after joking about his “quarantine stylish” look: “I needed to let you realize that yesterday I examined optimistic for COVID-19, the illness brought on by the coronavirus.” He went on to provide background about his analysis, together with noting that he was in New York filming a medical drama “the place, satirically, I play a health care provider who will get recruited to a hospital to assist sufferers throughout a flu epidemic.”
Kim didn’t title the sequence he was filming, however Deadline reported this month that was becoming a member of NBC’s medical drama New Amsterdam as the brand new head trauma surgeon. His character will probably be launched in April 7 episode “Pandemic.”
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He went on to say that he left the set when it shut down manufacturing and headed again residence to Hawaii. “Because the flight was near touchdown,” Kim stated, “I began noticing some scratchiness in my throat. … To be protected, once I obtained residence I quarantined myself in a room in the home and tried to relaxation by myself. However later that night time, I began feeling tightness in my chest, physique aches and my temperature began to rise, so [my doctor] then instructed me to get examined.”
Kim added later within the 10-minute video: “For all these on the market — particularly youngsters and millennials who assume this isn’t critical — please know that it’s. And in case you deal with this with out care, you’re doubtlessly endangering the lives of tens of millions of individuals, together with your family members. So for the sake of everybody else, please comply with the rules: socially distance, self-isolate, cease touching your face and, after all, wash your palms.”
Kim did an arc on ABC’s The Good Physician final yr and he lately wrapped a task within the function Stowaway reverse Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette and Shamier Anderson.
Prepared for a combat? I’m.Yesterday I used to be identified with COVID-19, the illness brought on by the #coronavirus. I posted one thing on my Instagram web page in case you’d like to listen to somewhat about my expertise.— Daniel Dae Kim (@danieldaekim) March 19, 2020