Kim, speaking from his residence in Hawaii, revealed the news in a video and posting on Instagram.
“Yesterday I was diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Looks like I’ll be ok, but I wanted to share my journey with you in the hopes that you find it informative or helpful. Hope you all stay safe, calm, and above all,” Kim wrote in a caption.
Kim, 51, said he was busy shooting for a tv show in New York recently, then returned to Hawaii when production was shut down. He said he began feeling sick, quarantined himself and was told to get checked in Honolulu later. He said he was feeling better already.
“Thankfully for me, it wasn’t life or death, “he said, reminding people to follow advice to isolate themselves and wash their hands.
Kim has featured as a police lieutenant Chin Ho Kelly in “Hawaii 5-O” and is also known for his appearance as a Korean fisherman-turned-hitman Jin-Soo Kwon on the TV series “Lost.” Kim is one of a number of celebrities who revealed that they had the disorder, including actors Tom Hanks and Idris Elba, actor Kristofer Hivju, basketball player Kevin Durant and former James Bond actress Olga Kurylenko