Sean Penn tests positive for COVID-19 days after returning to US from Ukraine: Reports
In an unfortunate turn of events, veteran Hollywood actor and filmmaker Sean Penn tested positive for COVID-19 days after returning from war-stricken Ukraine, reports Just Jared. According to the outlet, due to health scares, Penn was unable to attend the Directors Guild of America Awards held on Sunday, March 12.
According to the report, filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson has confirmed the news regarding Sean Penn’s COVID diagnosis. Apparently, Penn was supposed to present Anderson with an award for his Oscar-nominated movie, Licorice pizza. However, it was Penn’s ex-wife, Leila George, who stood in for the director when she presented the trophy to Anderson.
Meanwhile, Anderson, during his acceptance speech, didn’t fail to praise Penn and his efforts in the age of the pandemic. It should be noted, however, that Sean Penn has yet to post an update regarding his medical condition.
Notably, the veteran Hollywood director was filming a documentary in Ukraine amid the country’s ongoing conflict with Russia. After filming, Penn returned safely to his home country of the United States earlier in March. Meanwhile, Penn, during his trip, also revealed that he and his teammates had to abandon their cars while crossing the Ukrainian border. Sharing a photo of the same on Twitter, Pen wrote: “Me and two colleagues drove miles to the Polish border after dumping our car on the side of the road. Almost all the cars in this photo are carrying only women and children, most without any sign of luggage, and a car their only possession of value.”
Me and two colleagues drove miles to the Polish border after leaving our car on the side of the road. Almost all of the cars in this photo carry only women and children, most with no sign of luggage, and one car their only valuable. pic.twitter.com/XSwCDgYVSH
— Sean Penn (@SeanPenn) February 28, 2022
Penn was also among the first celebrities to condemn Russian President Vladimir Putin for launching an unprovoked military offensive against Ukraine. He wrote on Twitter: “Already a brutal mistake of lives taken and hearts broken, and if he does not relent, I believe Mr. Putin will have made a most horrific mistake for all mankind. President Zelensky and the people of Ukraine have stood up as historic symbols of courage and principle. Ukraine is the tip of the spear for the democratic embrace of dreams. If we allow them to fight alone, our soul as America is lost. “.
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