Mel Gibson has recovered from coronavirus after weeklong hospitalization
Mel Gibson is the latest celebrity to beat the coronavirus.
The "Braveheart" actor, 64, was hospitalized in Los Angeles for a week in April after testing positive for COVID-19, the Associated Press confirmed Friday.
Gibson has since fully recovered.
"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," according to a statement Gibson's rep sent to People and Today.
Remdesivir, an antiviral initially developed to treat Ebola, has not yet been approved for widespread use by the US Food and Drug Administration, but it has been given emergency-use authorization to treat COVID-19 patients.
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Gibson is the latest in a long string of high profile figures to go public with coronavirus diagnoses and recoveries including Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, George Stephanopoulos and the singer Pink.
As of Friday, the U.S. has more than 4 million known cases of the coronavirus, with more than 140,000 deaths, according to USA TODAY's coronavirus map.
Contributing: Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY; The Associated Press
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