Daniel Dae Kim from 'Lost' Reveals COVID-19 Diagnosis & Offers His Antibodies to Help with Vaccine Efforts

From fighting crime in "Hawaii Five-O" to fighting off the coronavirus, Daniel Dae Kim is focused on a solution and moving forward in the best possible way for everyone. 

Up until recently, Daniel spent several weeks in New York City filming "New Amsterdam" before production closed down due to the coronavirus.

Daniel Dae Kim attends the after party for "Sylvie's Love" on January 27, 2020, in Park City, Utah. | Source: Getty Images.

Daniel Dae Kim attends the after party for "Sylvie's Love" on January 27, 2020, in Park City, Utah. | Source: Getty Images.

HOW DANIEL'S SYMPTOMS STARTED

In a message Daniel shared on Thursday, he explained how the first symptoms of the disease reared his head while on a flight back home from New York City. 

Daniel started experiencing a "scratchiness" in his throat close to landing and called his family doctor in Hawaii soon after. The doctor told him to monitor his symptoms, and to be on the safe side, the actor immediately self-isolated himself at home.

However, by late evening, more symptoms started appearing. Daniel's temperature rose, and a tightness settled in his chest while body aches added to the discomfort. The next day, he went to a public drive-thru testing center in Honolulu.

THE TESTING

Although the "huge swab" they used to wipe the inside of his nose and throat "was really awkward," Daniel said it was worth it.

The 51-year-old actor got medication and didn't need to go to the hospital, so he went back home with plenty of liquids to get bed rest and continue self-isolation.

DANIEL WANTS TO HELP

However, Daniel also wants to do his part in helping the community at large, having built up an immunity to the virus "with any luck," and added:

"I will gladly contribute in any way I can, including donating antibodies in the pursuit of finding a vaccine for everyone.”

DANIEL ON THE ENDING OF 'HAWAII FIVE-O'

Daniel, who also directed an episode of the fifth season of "Hawaii Five-O," recently spoke out about the long-running series coming to an end.

News of the series ending came last month, and Daniel, who played the role of Chin Ho Kelly, took to social media to share his sadness about the cancellation as he wrote:

"Not only did it employ 100s of people, it contributed millions to the island’s economy & most of all, meant so much to the people of #Hawaii."

HIS LOVING FAMILY

Apart from Daniel Dae Kim's thriving acting career and loving the occasional round of gold, he is also a father and a husband to his wife of 26 years, Mia Kim. 

The pair shares two strapping sons named Jackson and Zander, and Daniel is proud to be their father since they've grown up to be "fine young men."

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care!

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