Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston says he was "pretty strict" in adhering to coronavirus protocols – but he still contracted the virus.

Actor Bryan Cranston has publicly revealed he was diagnosed with coronavirus in a post to Instagram today.

Bryan Cranston, who starred as Walter White in Breaking Bad, has announced he is infected with coronavirus. Photo / File
Bryan Cranston, who starred as Walter White in Breaking Bad, has announced he is infected with coronavirus. Photo / File

The Breaking Bad star told fans he was "pretty strict in adhering to the protocols and still … I contracted the virus."

"Yep. it sounds daunting now that over 150,000 Americans are dead because of it. I was one of the lucky ones. Mild symptoms. I count my blessings and urge you to keep wearing the damn mask, keep washing your hands, and stay socially distant," he wrote.

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In a video accompanying the post, the former Malcolm in the Middle star, 64, shared his experience donating his own plasma – which now contains coronavirus antibodies – after he'd recovered from the virus.

"I wanted to announce that I had Covid-19 a little while ago. Very lucky, mild symptoms," he told fans.

Cranston is the latest in a long list of celebs to speak out about being diagnosed with coronavirus: Earlier this month it was revealed that actor Mel Gibson was hit with coronavirus in April and spent a week in hospital.

Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson were two of the earliest A-list patients, both coming down with COVID-19 during an Australian visit in March.

Broadway actor Nick Cordero's brutal coronavirus battle came to an end this month after more than three months in hospital: After losing a leg, being fitted with a pacemaker and suffering a lung infection, he sadly died at the age of 41.

And Pitch Perfect star Anna Camp revealed this week that she's been diagnosed with coronavirus, despite being very careful: "One time, when the world was starting to open up, I decided to forgo wearing my mask in public. One. Time. And I ended up getting it," she wrote.