Bryan Cranston still hasn’t fully regained his sense of smell months after Covid-19 battle

Bryan Cranston still hasn’t fully regained his sense of smell months after his Covid-19 battle.

The former ‘Breaking Bad’ actor has opened up on his recovery from the respiratory illness – which he contracted back in March – and while he’s in good health, he admitted he is still feeling the effects.

Appearing on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, he said: “The only thing that lingered, and still is to this day, is I lost a percentage of my ability to taste and smell.

“I think about 75 percent has come back, but if someone was brewing coffee, and I walk into a kitchen, I cannot… smell it.”

The 64-year-old star – whose wife Robin Dearden got coronavirus first – revealed he was ill for about 10 days.

He added: “We had a few days of achiness, but not enough to keep you in bed.

“I had a temperature of 99 for about three hours, and then just exhaustion for a week after that.”

He joked that he and Robin got the virus early because they “didn’t want to miss out”.

He quipped: “It was a surprise to us because we heard it was coming over, and then all of a sudden, she got it first. She gave it to me because we share.”

Bryan previously insisted he felt lucky to have only experienced mild symptoms, and he didn’t to open up about the illness right away because Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson had shared their own diagnosis.

He explained: “It was early on in March. Just around the same time that Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson got it, my wife and I got it.

“They came out with it right away, and I thought ‘That’s great.’ There’s no need for another celebrity to say, ‘Hey, I got it too.’ So I just kept it quiet.

“We were very lucky. So many people are suffering desperately from this. My wife and I had a week of extreme exhaustion and some body aches, a little dry cough. And then it was gone.”