"The virus doesn't care about race, gender, sexual orientation or your immigration status"
In a video posted to his social media, Kim revealed that he been staying at his home in Hawaii since last Sunday and has tested positive for Covid-19.
Kim explained how he flew back from New York whilst shooting a TV series after the production came to a halt.
“For the past several weeks, I was in New York shooting a role on a TV series where, ironically, I play a doctor who gets recruited by a hospital to help patients during a flu pandemic,” Kim said, in the video.
“As the flight was close to landing, I started noticing some scratchiness in my throat, which is unlike how I usually get sick,” Kim said. “When I landed, I called my family doctor in Hawaii and he told me to monitor my symptoms.”
When he returned home, he self-isolated himself.
“To be safe, when I got home, I quarantined myself in a room in the house and I tried to rest on my own, but later that night, I started feeling tightness in my chest, body aches and my temperature started to rise, so he then told me to get tested,” he said.
After being tested at a drive-through facility, he soon learned that he tested positive.
Whilst Kim is currently recovering well, he urges everyone to take the illness seriously. “Thankfully for me, it was not a matter of life or death,” he said. “I was fortunate and I am grateful.”
“For all those out there, especially teenagers and millenials who think this is not serious, please know that it is, and if you treat this without care, you are potentially endangering the lives of millions of people, including your loved ones,” he continued.
“The virus doesn’t care about race, gender, sexual orientation, if you’re rich or poor. or your immigration status,” he warned. “Only we seem to care about that.”
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