Actor who portrayed Jesus Christ survives COVID-19

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British-American actor Adam Bond who played Jesus Christ in the documentary drama “Finding Jesus,” survived COVID-19. 

According to his online interview GMA News and Public Affairs, Bond said he was in Kuala Lumpur in Marc to portray Jesus in a Malaysian comedy film when he was advised to undergo the coronavirus test. 

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His test yielded positive results. Bond was confined to a COVID ward in Malaysia for three weeks though he was asymptomatic. 

The actor shared experienced the loneliness and depression felt by most COVID-19 patients.

“I called my mother here in Colorado, on a video chat, and I just burst into tears. It was a very emotional, very difficult time because I was alone in a country where I didn’t know anyone,” Adam shared.

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“I prayed,” he said when asked what he did during those times.

“It’s funny how we pray in times of need, and we have to remind ourselves to pray in times of positivity and blessings and good times,” Bond added.

Adam portrayed the role of Jesus Christ six times in his 14-year career. Job aside, he is also a devout Christian. 

“I grew up as a Christian. I read the Bible cover-to-cover. I work for an organization called Mercy Ships. For six months, I sailed around central America, providing medical aid and Christian evangelism to communities who reach out for help,” he said.

The actor said he learned a valuable lesson after winning against the virus.

“I think it’s really important that we remember that we’re all human,” he said. “It doesn’t matter: The color of our skin, the color of our hair, our eyes, male, female, transgender -— it doesn’t matter. We are all human beings, and it’s so important that love is all around we just need to remind ourselves that’s what’s going on, we are all in this together.”

“It is so important to take those very, very original fundamentals of Christian teachings to be there for each other, to help your common man, to be the Good Samaritan, to help everyone else in these times,” he added.

As of May 14, the virus has infected more than 4.5 million and killed more than 300,000 worldwide.

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