James Bond and 24 star Colin Salmon, 58, reveals he battled coronavirus in hospital

JAMES Bond and 24 star Colin Salmon has revealed he was hospitalised with coronavirus.

The actor, 58, told his Twitter followers that he is still recovering and urged the, to be careful.

He joined forces with other high-profile BAME figure to reassure communities the coronavirus vaccines are safe.

Sharing the clip, which features GMB's Adil Ray, actress Shobna Gulati and London mayor Sadiq Khan, he wrote: "Recorded this last week 9 days after my Covid hospitalisation. I’m getting there but this is real and affects us all. #covid19 #vaccine take a moment of self care and please watch this."

The actor – who has is best known for his role as Charles Robinson in three of the Bond movies – was sent well wishes from celeb pals inc Peaky Blinders and Hollyoaks actor Emmett Scanlan and US scriptwriter Cameron Welsh. 

He appreciated the support and told people to avoid putting themselves at unnecessary risk.

"Thank you for your kind words. Please take a moment for yourselves, check in, feel how you’re doing," he wrote.

"We are hearty folk but we need to value our lives more. We don’t have to always do the extra shift, put ourselves last, be brave. #SelfCareIsNotSelfish."

Colin is also well known for his roles in zombie franchise Resident Evil and US shows Arrow, 24, Krypton, and Tales from the Crypt.

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