Kim, speaking from his home in Hawaii,
announced the news in an Instagram posting and video.
"Yesterday I was diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by
the coronavirus. Looks like Iíll be ok, but I wanted share my
journey with you in the hopes that you find it informative or
helpful. Hope you all stay safe, calm, and above all," Kim
Kim, 51, said he had recently been in New York shooting a
television series and returned to Hawaii when production was
shut down. He said he began to feel ill, quarantined himself,
and was later advised to get tested in Honolulu. He said he was
already feeing better.
"Thankfully for me it wasn't life or death," he said, urging
people to follow guidelines to self isolate and wash their
Kim played police lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly in "Hawaii 5-O" and
is also known for his role as Korean fisherman-turned-hitman
Jin-Soo Kwon on the television series "Lost."
Kim is one of a handful of celebrities who have announced they
have the disease, including actors Tom Hanks and Idris Elba,
"Game of Thrones" actor Kristofer Hivju, basketball star Kevin
Durant and former James Bond actress Olga Kurylenko.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Tom Brown)
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