Daniel Dae Kim

Actor Daniel Dae Kim Announces He Has Coronavirus

Kim says he was not hospitalized

Daniel Dae Kim at Acura Festival Village on Jan. 27, 2020, in Park City, Utah.
Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Acura

Actor Daniel Dae Kim, who is a producer on "The Good Doctor" and appeared in several episodes last year, says he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Kim said in an Instagram video from his house in Hawaii that while flying home from a shoot in New York — where he was playing a doctor helping with a flu pandemic — he noticed an itch in his throat, followed by a tightness in his chest and body aches that prompted him to get tested.

Kim, who starred in "Lost" and "Hawaii Five-O," says he was not hospitalized, and began feeling better within a few days.

“Hawaii Five-O” actor Daniel Dae Kim has penned a thank you letter to his fans on Facebook after he left the television show over a reported pay dispute. Kim and co-star Grace Park, who are both Asian American, were reportedly earning 10 to 15 percent less than white co-stars.

"I'm not 100 percent, but I'm close," he said.

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