Hollywood icon Robert De Niro encouraged his fans to play their part in the battle against novel coronavirus by staying at home.
In his message, De Niro stressed that staying at home was essential not just to protect oneself but also to prevent others from getting the disease.
"We all need to stay home. We need to stop the spread of the virus, and we can only do it together," the actor stated in a video uploaded on Twitter.
Following De Niro's public statement, several fans expressed their gratitude toward him for his leadership in the fight against the spread of COVID-19.
Robert De Niro at the 10th Annual Guys Choice Awards on June 4, 2016. | Source: Getty Images
De Niro's special message was shared on social media by the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, who captioned the video, "Robert De Niro is watching you."
Cuomo has remained active in encouraging the New Yorkers to stay at home during the time of crisis. Previously, he also shared a similar message from Alec Baldwin on his Twitter.
Robert De Niro at 2017 Hudson River Park Annual Gala in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
75-year-old DeVito also brought everyone's attention to the fact that younger people run the risk of carrying the disease and transmitting it on to the older people, who are at high risk.
Robert De Niro and Grace Hightower at Annual Charity Day on September 12, 2016 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
De Niro, who split from his wife of 20 years in 2018, has never shied away from voicing his opinion. Last year in December, the actor also made headlines with his candid remark about the US President, Donald Trump.
In an interview with the "New York Times," the "Irishman" actor opened up that he considered President Trump to be "an awful person."
"He’s such an awful person. There’s nothing redeemable about him, and I never say that about any character."
Robert De Niro at the Vanity Fair party on April 20, 2010 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images
In an earlier interview as well, De Niro spoke out against the US President and revealed that he wanted to see him in jail.
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