Antonio Banderas has COVID-19.

Antonio Banderas has COVID-19 on his 60th birthday. The Spanish actor informed his fans of the sad news on Twitter on Monday. Plans for his 60th birthday have been delayed following his diagnosis.

Translated from Spanish, he wrote: "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."

Antonio reassured fans he was feeling OK but he admitted he was feeling a little more tired than usual. However, the leading star was confident he will make a full recovery soon. The global star expressed his sympathy to everyone whose lives have been impacted by coronavirus. Antonio said he will fill his days of isolation with reading, writing and resting.

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He added: "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. I will take advantage of this isolation to read, write and rest, continue making plans to begin to give meaning to my newly released 60 years to which came loaded with desire and illusion.

"Big hug to everyone."

Antonio divides his time between his £2.4million home in Surrey, holiday homes in Spain and an apartment boasting of views over New York’s Central Park.  His investment banker girlfriend Nicole has introduced calmness into his lifestyle and home. In a sharp contrast, Antonio explained his ex-wife Melanie Griffith had a fiery sparking personality which initially had him captivated. Now he has pointed out he has been very happy with his very calm and very rational girlfriend.

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He told MailOnline late last year: "She is a very discreet woman, very calm, very rational and almost nothing bothers her. I think I would not have got on so well with her at another time in my life, when Melanie’s effervescence was still intoxicating and I was very attracted to that whole world."

Previously, Antonio was married to Melanie from 1996 until its dramatic end in 2015. They have a daughter Stella, 23.