Actor Colin Salmon has revealed he was hospitalised for coronavirus, after taking part in a video encouraging people from BAME communities to get vaccinated.
Colin, 58, who starred MI6 aide Charles Robinson opposite Pierce Brosnan in three James Bond films from 1997 until 2002, revealed that he had needed treatment in hospital for Covid-19.
Reposting a video originally shared by Good Morning Britain presenter Adil Ray, encouraging others to get vaccinated when it is offered to them, he opened up on the ordeal.
Colin told his followers: ‘Recorded this last week 9 days after my Covid hospitalisation . I’m getting there but this is real and affects us all. #covid19 #vaccine take a moment of self care and please watch this.’
Fans were quick to send the actor, who also starred in Doctor Who, 24 and Arrow, well-wishes for his continued recovery.
He later added: ‘Please monitor your O2 sats with Oximeter for accuracy use your little finger facing upward laying flat.
‘There can be a switch where oxygen starts to drop on exertion; around day 10-14 of Covid. Not difficult to deal, v important to spot. #SelfCareIsNotSelfish take your time.’
Colin also told his followers: ‘Thank you for your kind words. Please take a moment for yourselves, check in, feel how you’re doing.
‘We are hearty folk but we need to value our lives more. We don’t have to always do the extra shift, put ourselves last, be brave. #SelfCareIsNotSelfish’.
Colin had appeared in the video alongside other BAME figures including actress Shobna Gulati and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, in order to encourage greater uptake of the virus in the community and reassure people of its safety.