(LOS ANGELES) — A representative for Mel Gibson confirms to Australia’s Daily Telegraph newspaper that the Oscar winner spent a week in the hospital battling COVID-19. 

The paper explains the actor and Hacksaw Ridge director was diagnosed with the disease in April, and was subsequently treated successfully in a U.S. hospital with the drug Remdesivir.

Gibson’s spokesperson says he’s now negative for the coronavirus, and like those who have recovered from the respiratory virus, has COVID-19 antibodies.

ABC Audio has contacted a representative for Gibson for comment on the report.

By Stephen Iervolino
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