Charlie Hunnam is opening up about his battle with COVID-19 earlier this year and how he’s currently sick with something that feels like the virus.
The 40-year-old actor appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Friday night (November 6) to promote his movie Jungleland and revealed that he’s currently under the weather.
“I’m not sure what I have,” Charlie said. “I have a little bit of a persistent fever, a dry cough, a little bit of fatigue, so… it could be COVID. I went and had a test earlier this week, a rapid test, and it came back negative. So I could just be unfairly jumping to conclusions. But it feels consistent.”
Charlie revealed that he contracted coronavirus earlier this year and it wasn’t as bad.
“I had it earlier this year, and it didn’t feel like this,” Charlie said. “It wasn’t particularly acute, I just lost my sense of taste and smell for about 10 days, and had a little bit of fatigue. This feels very, very different. This feels much more like flu.”
Charlie got sick “very early on” in the pandemic and people hadn’t known about the loss of taste and smell as a symptom yet. He said, “so that piece of this hadn’t really come to light as a symptom of mild COVID.”
Charlie says he’s surprised if he has the virus again as the only time he’s left the house in the last six months was for a vet visit with his new rescue kitten.
“Whether I just have a cold or flu or something, the only time I’ve ever been in any sort of contact with the outside world was taking her to the vet, and it turns out what she has is feline coronavirus,” he said.
Earlier this week, Charlie opened up about the rumors of him playing James Bond.