Mel Gibson hospitalised after contracting Covid-19 back in April

Mel Gibson hospitalised after contracting Covid-19 back in April

ACTOR Mel Gibson has revealed that he was hospitalised back in April after contracting coronavirus.

It's understood that he spent around a week in the hospital in Los Angeles, California.

Gibson joins A-list celebrities like Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson to have contracted the virus.

According to his representatives, the 64-year-old wanted to keep his condition private until he had fully recovered from the illness.

The Braveheart star was treated for the virus with an anti-viral medication - the very same one that the US bought all stock for last month.

"He tested positive in April and spent a week in the hospital,"explained his representative in a statement to People magazine.

"He was treated with the drug Remdesivir, while in the hospital, and has tested negative numerous times since then as well as positive for the antibodies."

California has the highest number of reported cases of any American state, as the United States sees case figures continue to soar.

News of Gibson's hospitalisation comes just a month after the actor fought back against allegations of anti-semitism and homophobia by Winona Ryder.

A representative for Gibson denied the allegations and accused Ryder of lying "about it over a decade ago, when she talked to the press, and lying about it now".