Manuel Cortez with corona infection in the hospital – dpa

Berlin (AP) – The German-Portuguese actor Manuel Cortez (“SOKO Vienna”, “closet alarm”) is in the hospital because of a corona infection. The 42-year-old announced this on Instagram on Sunday.

In the story, Cortez spoke from his hospital bed about his initially mild illness: “My corona course was very relaxed at first and then I got a higher and higher fever.”

At some point he found it difficult to breathe and came to the hospital. “I have lung damage and I get oxygen,” says the actor, who can be seen in the video with a tube in his nose. He must now stay a day or two.

Cortez appealed to his fans: “Get vaccinated, people!” He now understands why Corona have this dangerousness. “I’ve had a lot of flu in my life, but I’ve never been so sick,” says the actor, who also works as a singer, photographer and director.

A week ago, Cortez had made his corona disease public on the social platform. At that time the course still seemed mild.

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